Ceramics have been made in Japan for over 15,000 years. For the first time in over twenty years, NOMA will present an exhibition devoted to modern and contemporary ceramics. New Forms, New Voices: Japanese Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection will showcase selected works by masters of the medium. Drawn from the collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen and guest-curated by noted Japanese-art scholar Joe Earle, the exhibition will be presented in five sections: Inspired by Ancient Kilns; Hewn from the Earth, Inspired by Nature; Masters of Porcelain; Embracing the Avant Garde, and A Love of Decoration. Among the noted ceramists whose works are included in the exhibition are: Ryūichi Kakurezaki Machiko Ogawa, Yo Akiyama, Jun Nishida, Sueharu Fukami, Shinobu Kawase, Osamu Suzuki Kazuo Takiguchi and Kenji Miyashita.

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2016

Satoshi Kino

Porcelain with seihakuji glaze

13 3/8 x 34 5/8 in.

Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Rae Yelen, © Satoshi Kino

Vase with C-Shaped Patterns

2003

Masahiko Ichino

Glazed stoneware

23 x 13 1/4 in.

Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen Gitter, © Masahiko Ichino

Budding Wind

2004

Zenji Miyashita

Stoneware with colored clay

18 x 19 3/8 in.

Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen Gitter, © Zenji Miyashita

Shell Vase

2003

Shoko Koike

Glazed stoneware

14 1/8 x 16 1/2 in.

Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen Gitter, © Shoko Koike

Listening to the Waves

2004

Takayuki Sakiyama

Glazed stoneware

16 x 14 1/8 in.

Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen Gitter, © Takayuki Sakiyama

Layers

2016

Yukiya Izumita

Stoneware

10 1/4 x 18 7/8 in.

Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen Gitter, © Yukiya Izumita

Lunar Fragment–1

2014

Machiko Ogawa

Unglazed porcelain with glass

9 5/8 x 17 7/8 in.

Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen Gitter, © Machiko Ogawa