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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Video of the Day: Watch Hypnotic Master Potter Akio Nukaga

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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A few weeks ago, Japanese Master Potter Akio Nukaga -- basically a ceramics god in Japan -- held a pottery-throwing demonstration to kick off the arrival of his exhibition, "Very New Work," to Heath Ceramics San Francisco. Nukaga works in the 200-year-old tradition of Kasama, a region in Japan known for its rich ceramic history. We don't know much about centuries-long traditions of vase and cup making, but watching it sure is hypnotic. Watch Nukaga make a tea cup using what looks like 90 percent magic (and then watch it again, and again and again), after the jump.

His work will be on display until September 5 at Heath Ceramics San Francisco, 2900 18th St (at Florida).

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