Thomas Kakinuma (1908-1982) Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada Website

Thomas Kakinuma, UBC, late 50s, Image courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia

Thomas Kakinuma, UBC, late 50s, Image courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia

I am pleased to announce a guest article by Debra E. Sloan on the BC artist Thomas Kakinuma (1908-1982)   

Kakinuma’s teachings, personality and style were profound for the developing BC ceramic community. His life and work characterize the mid-century journey that ceramists undertook in those days. A collective and personal sense of the affection and respect for him can be felt in Debra’ s guest article.

Debra is not only a ceramist herself but also an author, historian and archivist on things BC pottery. Much that can be found today on the history of ceramics in BC are due to her work.

Thank you Debra.

4 thoughts on “Thomas Kakinuma (1908-1982) Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada Website

  1. DebraEsloan

    Thanks Barry, I look forward to sending it about !! Let me know if there is another historic BC person you need an article for, someday. Best wishes, d

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  2. Debra Sloan

    It was a great pleasure to look into Thomas Kakinuma’s life, and I was delighted to have been invited. Information came through archives across Canada, thanks to the real archivists. There are other BC ceramic historians – Allan Collier, Carol Mayor, Norah Vaillant, Diane Carr, and John Lawrence to name a few. Thanks to Barry for the invitation and for this great Canadian website. d

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