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Cort, Louise


Historical and contemporary ceramics of Japan, Southeast Asia, and South Asia; Japanese textiles; Japanese baskets; other craft traditions of Japan, Southeast Asia and South Asia

Geographic Focus

Background And Education

Education And Training

Awards And Honors

Research And Grants


Selected Publications

  • Article

    • Cort, Louise A. 2018. "Charles Lang Freer and Japanese Ceramics." Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America, 39 130–163. 2018
    • Cort, Louise A. and Watsky, Andrew M. 2015. "Chatsubo mei Chigusa (The Chatsubo Named Chigusa)." Kokka, (1441) 35–39. 2015
    • Cort, Louise A. 2014. "Who Made Chigusa? A Tea-leaf Storage Jar's Owners over Seven Centuries." Arts of Asia, 44, (4) 73–83. 2014
    • Cort, Louise A. 2012. "Cranes and Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlayarts." Arts of Asia, 42, (2) 110–123. 2012
    • Cort, Louise A. 2012. "Looking at White Dew." Studio Potter, 40, (1) 16–24. 2012
    • Cort, Louise A. and Lefferts, Leedom. 2012. "Pots and how they are made in Mainland Southeast Asia." Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, 75 1–15. 2012
    • Cort, Louise A. and Lefferts, Leedom. 2012. "Pottery production in Sipsong Pan Na-a view from the south." Minzu Xuebao/Yunnan Nationalities University Journal of Ethnic Studies, (9) 191–209. 2012
    • Cort, Louise A. 2012. "The Hauge Collection." Orientations, 43, (7) 60–61. 2012
    • Cort, Louise A. 2011. "Creating Chigusa." Impressions (New York), 32 134–143. 2011
    • Cort, Louise A. 2011. "Harry Packard's Japanese Pots." Impressions (New York), 32 114–127. 2011
    • Cort, Louise A. and Lefferts, Leedom. 2010. "Pots and how they are made in Mainland Southeast Asia." Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, 75 1–15. 2010
    • Cort, Louise A. 2009. "A Chinese Green Jar in Japan: Source of a New Color Aesthetic in the Momoyama Period." Impressions (New York), (30) 32–41. 2009
    • Cort, Louise A. 2009. "A Tosa Potter Looks at Kyoto Ceramics." Research Report of the Otemae Research Center of History, 7 7–26. 2009
    • Cort, Louise A. 2009. "Collecting Against the Grain: Unexpected Japanese Ceramics in the Collection of the Walters Art Museum." The Journal of the Walters Art Museum, 64/65 177198. 2009
    • Cort, Louise A. 2009. "Nihon e toraishita aru Chugoku dorokuyu tsubo--Momoyama jidai ni hajimaru aratana shikisai bigaku no gensen." Bijutsu Forum 21, 20 51–55. 2009
    • Cort, Louise A. 2007. "A Kenzan Incense Burner." Studio Potter, 35, (2) 48. 2007
  • Book

    • Allee, Stephen D., Bloom, Rebecca, Cort, Louise A., DeCaroli, Robert, Diamond, Debra, Eijermans, Johannes, Stuart, Jan, Ulak, James, Wilson, J. K., and Yonemura, Ann. 2017. Paths to Perfection: Buddhist Art at the Freer|Sackler. Giles. 2017
    • Cort, Louise A. and Mishra, Purna Chandra. 2012. Temple Potters of Puri. Ahmedebad: Mapin. 2012
    • Cort, Louise A., Nakamura, Kenji, and Matsumura, Makiko. 2009. Yamazato no takekago shokunin. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. 2009
  • Chapter

    • Cort, Louise A. 2016. "Tea and commerce: Japanese merchants in the sixteenth century as collectors and creators." In Early Modern Merchants as Collectors. Anderson, Christina, editor. 49–62. London: Routledge. 2016
    • Cort, Louise A. 2015. "Furiiya to Koetsu-Koetsu chawan no shushu [Freer and Koetsu: Collecting Koetsu tea bowls]." In Koetsu-Rinpa no soshisha Koetsu-Originator of Rinpa]. Kono, Motoaki, editor. 311–354. Kyoto, Japan: Miyaobi Shuppan. 2015
    • Cort, Louise A. 2015. "Unglazed Stoneware Ceramics in Vietnam." In Arts du Vietnam: Nouvelles approches. Herbelin, Caroline and Beatrice Wiesniewski, Francoise Dalex, editors. 47–56. Rennes, France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 2015
    • Cort, Louise A. 2013. "Jars in the Highlands of Mainland Southeast Asia." In Materializing Southeast Asia's Past: Selected Papers from the 12th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, volume 2. Klokke, Marijke J. and Degroot, Veronique, editors. Singapore: NUS Press. 2013
    • Cort, Louise A. and Mishra, Purna Chandra. 2013. "Potter Servants of Jagannatha: Conflicting Images of Status and Power." In Imaging Orissa volume 2. Kulke, Herman, editor. 412–414. Ashram Patna, Jagatsingh District, Orissa: Prafulla Pathagar Publications. 2013
    • North, Halsey, North, Alice, and Cort, Louise A. 2011. "A Conversation with Fukami Sueharu." In Fukami: Purity of Form. Marks, Andreas, editor. 40–51. Hanford, CA: The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture. 2011
    • Lefferts, Leedom and Cort, Louise A. 2010. "Where did the Oy of Baan Choumphouy get their pot-making from?" In Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Lao Studies. Adams, K. L. and Hudiak, T. J., editors. 165–181. Tempe AZ: Southeast Asia Council, Center for Asian Research, Arizona. 2010
    • Cort, Louise A. 2009. "Mrs. Gardner's "Set of Tea Things": A Vehicle for Friendship, Power, and Aesthetic Instruction." In Journeys East: Isabella Steward Gardner and Asia. Murai, Noriko, editor. 384–398. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 2009
    • Cort, Louise A. and Lefferts, Leedom. 2008. "Gender and Ethnicity in contemporary village-based ceramics production in Thailand." In Humanity and Ceramics: From Past to Present. Boonlop, Korakot, editor. 153–200. Bangkok: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Research Centre. 2008
    • Cort, Louise A. and Lefferts, Leedom. 2008. "Water and Fire - Farming and Ceramics - on Phnom Kulen: Putting People into Angkor." In Interpreting Southeast Asia's Past: Monument, Image and Text. Bacus, Elisabeth A., Glover, Ian C., and Sharrock, Peter D., editors. 286–295. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press. In European Associationof Southeast Asian Archaeologists. International Conference (10th: 2004: British Museum). 2008
    • Cort, Louise A. 2007. "Disposable but Indispensable: The Earthenware Vessel as Vehicle of Meaning in Japan." In What's the Use of Art? Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context. Mrázek, Jan and Pitelka, Morgan, editors. 46–76. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. 2007
    • Cort, Louise A. 2007. "Women in the Realm of Clay." In Soaring Voices - Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists. 68–73. Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. 2007
  • Webpage

Editor Of

  • Book

    • Ching, Dora C. Y., Cort, Louise A., and Watsky, Andrew M., editors. 2017. Around Chigusa: Tea and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan. Princeton, NJ: P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. 2017
    • Takeuchi, Jun'ichi, Oka, Yoshiko, Cort, Louise A., and Watsky, Andrew M., editors. 2016. Chigusa Monogatari: futatsu no umi o watatta karamono chatsubo (The story of Chigusa: A Chinese tea-leaf storage jar that crossed two oceans). Kyoto: Shibunkaku Shuppan. 2016
    • Cort, Louise A. and Watsky, A. M. , editors. 2014. Chigusa and the Art of Tea. Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. 2014
    • Cort, Louise A. and Jett, Paul, editors. 2010. Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia. Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. 2010