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Mineo Mizuno
Contemporary Ceramist
Japanese, b. 1944
Mineo Mizuno was born in 1944 in the Gifu Prefecture in Japan. He studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles from 1966-68. After this he worked as a ceramic designer for Interpace China Corporation in Glendale, California. Here he learned about glazes and production ceramics. He opened his own studio in 1978. The influence of Josef Albers tenets of "economy and efficiency, order and simplicity" were clearly reflected in Mizuno's objects. His pieces were technical marvels crafted with technical perfection and perfect finishes. His works reflect the "finish fetish" style of West Coast potters working with Ralph Bacerra (these artists aimed for machine-like perfection in works made by hand). Mizuno's works have a lighter humorous side too, with sexual connotations and a ridiculous scale.

Artist Objects

Cup L78.1.726

Cup and Saucer L78.1.714 a, b

Cup and Saucer L78.1.713 a, b

Plate 81.8.7

Plate L83.1.6

Plate 86.1.10.a

Plate 86.1.10.b

Platter 83.2.14

Platter L89.1.7

Platter L78.1.424

Platter L78.1.62

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