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17 October – 15 November 2020

Attentiveness to Nature: New Work by Jim Schantz


From Generation to Generation: Work by Miraku Kamei XV
and Hisaaki Kamei

Attentiveness to Nature and From Generation to Generation will be on view at Pucker Gallery beginning 17 October. A virtual tour of the exhibitions will also be shared upon the exhibitions’ opening. We look forward to welcoming you in person or virtually.

We are focused on providing more in-depth educational materials with each exhibition, including our virtual WebinART events. Click here to register for Jim Schantz’ free WebinART “Places of the Spirit,” which will take place on Saturday, 17 October at 1PM EST; and click here to register for the Kamei’s free WebinART “From Generation to Generation: A Visit with Miraku Kamei XV and Hisaaki Kamei,” which will take place on Sunday, 25 October at 7PM, EST.

Pucker Gallery is open during regular hours with limited access and by appointment. We strongly encourage you to set up an appointment to ensure your ability to visit our Gallery. Please reach out to us at or 617. 267.9473 to set up an appointment, to purchase any works, or to ask us any questions.




Jim Schantz
After the Storm, Housatonic Dusk (study)
Oil on linen
14 x 14″ | JMS749


Hisaaki Kamei
Water container (mizusashi) with lacquer lid and takatori glaze
5 x 8 x 8″ | HK15




Jim Schantz
Winter Morning, Twin Pines, 2018
Oil on canvas
10 x 10″ | JMS742


Miraku Kamei XV
Water container (mizusashi) with lacquer lid, cylinder form and cylindrical handles, kakewake glaze
6.5 x 7.5 x 7.5″ | XV169


Jim Schantz

Jim Schantz received his master’s degree in Painting at the University of California, Davis and his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at Syracuse University. He also studied at The Hornsey School of Art, London and at the Skowhegan School in Maine. His works are in numerous public collections, including: The Berkshire Museum; The Center for Spiritual Life at Emerson College; Lowe Art Museum, Syracuse University; The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; Nelson Museum, U.C. Davis; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Skidmore College; Simon’s Rock of Bard College, and University of Massachusetts. Jim has had several solo exhibitions at Pucker Gallery in Boston. His work has also been featured in exhibitions at: the Berkshire Museum; The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts; The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton; The Albany Institute of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. He currently resides in Glendale, MA.

Miraku Kamei XV

Miraku Kamei XV was born Masahisa Kamei in 1960, the eldest son of Miraku Kamei XIV, master potter of Takatori ware. He completed his university degree in Ceramics at Kyoto Saga University of Arts and assumed the title of the fifteenth generation in 2001. Mr. Kamei has been carrying on the tradition of Takatori ware for more than thirty years. In addition to exhibiting and promoting Takatori ware around Japan, he is an active teacher, training students in ceramics at a number of institutions around his home city of Fukuoka. He is also president of the Fukuoka/Hakata branch of the Japan Ceramics Association and a member of numerous arts organizations. In 2016, Kamei received the award of Contemporary Master Craftsman, designated to a craftsman with excellent skills from Fukuoka, Japan.

Hisaaki Kamei

Hisaaki Kamei was born as the first son of Takatoriyaki Miraku Kamei XV. Takatori started as Kuroda Clan’s kiln and has been creating pottery for tea ceremony for 400 years. Based on a tea master Enshu Kobori’s kirei sabi (bright sabi), each generation has inherited from previous masters several techniques, including symmetrical shapes, thin structures, and gradation using seven different traditional glazes. Each master has moved forward creating his own Takatori style. Hisaaki Kamei received a B.A. at the School of Business at Hosei University and graduated from the Forming Department, Kyoto Prefecture Pottery School. He is a Board Member of the Japan-France Tea Ceremony Association and has recently lectured in Cameroon and France.

Please visit to view complete exhibition catalogues,
read artist biographies, and learn about educational components.PUCKER GALLERY
240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor (at the corner of Fairfield) | Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617.267.9473 | contactus@puckergallery.comPucker Gallery is open during regular hours with limited access and by appointment. We strongly encourage you to set up an appointment to ensure your ability to visit our Gallery. To set up an appointment or to contact us with any inquiries, please reach out to us at or 617. 267.9473.We offer one free hour of validated parking at the Prudential Center Garage. The garage driving entrance is located on 79-99 Exeter Street. Validated parking is not available for private events after 5:00 PM. The two nearest MBTA stops are Hynes Convention Center and Copley Station on the Green line.

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