What is it like to reunite history?
Simon Leach and Tomoo Hamada are both third-generation potters. Their grandfathers met in the early part of the 1900's. Bernard Leach, drawn to Japanese craft, met Shoji Hamada — the birth of a collaboration.
My mother, a potter, helped bring the two grandsons, Simon and Tomoo, together through a workshop, co-sponsored by The Clay Studio, and hosted by Temple University's Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2015.