After some months of reviewing Khmer stonewares within Australian collections I’m off to the US to review the Freer/Sackler Galleries‘ (Smithsonian -Washington DC) collection courtesy of Louise Cort and Blythe McCarthy. For the research to date, a big thank you to several private collectors and the Art Gallery of South Australia. With a personal thanks to curators James Bennett and Rusty Kelty and archaeologist/stoneware kiln specialist – Don Hein.
Some of the ceramics also featured in the sublime exhibition at the AGSA : Beneath the winds: Masterpieces of Southeast Asian Art (18 November-29 January). The exhibition coincided with the release of a lavishly illustrated publication by curator James Bennett – available here. The following Burmese architectural ceramic also caught my attention.