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japanese potter workshop in eau claire

updated fri 17 jul 98


PMFox on thu 16 jul 98

Masakazu Kusakabe is a Japanese ceramic artist from Miharu, Japan, who
will be conducting a workshop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Sunday Aug 2
at Caradori Pottery. The workshop schedule, which costs $25.00 per
person, is:
9:00 am to noon
potluck lunch from 12 to 1:30 pm (please bring a dish to pass)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
tea ceremony from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Regristration is limited to 25 people; register by calling

Prior to this workshop Mr. Kusakabe will be joining ceramic instructor
Marc Lancet on the campus of Solano community College in Rockville, CA
to supervise building the first Dancing Fire wood kiln in that area.

Miharu, Japan is sister city to Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and visitor
exchanges are not uncommon. As a symbol of the city's friendship with
Miharu, a Japanese garden is being built on the University Wisconsin-
Barron Center. On July 17th three gentlemen (all technical experts of
Japanese gardening & engineering works) from Miharu will be coming to
do the constructions of the garden.

The Japanese Garden will be under construction during Kusakabe's visit.
He is looking forward to his short stay in Rice Lake and will spend a
day working on the garden.

This information was taken from the Rice Lake (Wisconsin) International
Friendship Association newsletter. A contact for more info is Karen
Anderson at 715/234-7107 .