Wa-Shin-An Architect

Teruo Hara

Teruo Hara (1929-1986), potter, sculptor and designer, was born in Chiba, Japan in 1929. A graduate of Tokyo Kyoiku University, he taught in Japan and at the Corcoran School of Art and Mary Washington College. During the 1950s he organized the influential Architecture and Craft Group in Kyoto and was involved with the Sodeisha Group, an avant-garde movement. His ceramics and sculpture began to receive international attention through invitationals, and in 1958 he won Grand Prize at the Brussels World Fair. In 1959 he toured the United States under the Fine Arts Committee and American Craftsman Council. He soon after established a studio in his country and began teaching. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country. In 1981 he completed a major residential design commission on Martha’s Vineyard.