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TUESDAYS, August 21 - October 9, 2:00 - 4:00 with Ikuhiko Shibata
We’re lucky to have Iku back this summer to offer his always popular tea bowl class! Ikuhiko Shibata has been a ceramic artist in Japan for over 40 years, creating both production and independent art. His work has won multiple awards and is displayed in public spaces in several different countries. Iku has intensively studied the tea ceremony tradition in the Tajimi area, famous since the 16th century for Mino and Seto style wares. Participants of this class will learn several techniques including wheel throwing and coil to create traditional style tea bowls while gaining an understanding of the tea ceremony. Students will also learn how the tea ceremony affected Japanese culture, including the wabi-sabi aesthetic and haiku. In addition to class time, students can schedule a private lesson with Iku each week. Ben Clark will take over the last two weeks of class to go over finishing and glazing with our studio glazes as Iku heads back to Japan. Wheel experience required.