Relocating the Kiln

As part of the restoration of the Japanese House, a team of professional potters is dismantling Teruo Hara’s historic, hand-built kilns, which will be reassembled at a pre-designed location for continued use. We are documenting the complete deconstruction/reconstruction process.

Teruo Hara was a famous potter serving at the Corcoran School (now part of George Washington University) in Washington, DC. In the 1960s-1980s, the Japanese House had served as his pottery and kilns. I have a sizable collection of Mr Hara’s pottery, donated by many, during the (still-ongoing) restoration of the house.


Photos by Katherine Neville