Dwiggins, Sandra (NCI) on wed 13 sep 00
This would be a wonderful workshop experience. I think it is very badly
needed as well.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aiko Ichimura [SMTP:aikop@EROLS.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:02 AM
> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
> Subject: Workshop: Understanding teabowls & utensils: Users & makers
> Hi All,
> I am currently organizing a workshop with my
> tea ceremony teachers. I came up with the idea
> while talking with a potter friend.
> My teachers thought it a very wonderful idea
> and agreed to do it.
> This workshop is designed for potters who are interested in making
> and tea utensils.
> The workshop title would be like "Understanding
> teabowls and tea ceremony utensils"
> It would take about 2 - 3 hours and the group
> will be 10 to 12 participants.
> The workshop structure would be:
> 30 minutes Tea ceremony. Sweets & Tea will be served.
> 30 minutes Hands on making tea.
> One will learn to make tea using a teabowl and a
> 60 minutes lecture and discussion on Teabowls & utensils.
> History, Design and types, requirements.
> Users & Makers point of view.
> 30 - Appreciation and discussion of participants'
> teabowls & utensils
> ( participants can bring sample of works for
> I would like to ask you if you please, what would be beneficial to
> include under lecture & discussion section or any other sections.
> It will be held in a real tea room. you would experience an authentic
> tea ceremony. You will also learn how to make tea yourself that helps you
> understanding of the requirements for the shape and size of teabowls.
> Although the workshop would not make you a better potter but if you are
> already a
> good potter, you can come out as a good potter who is ready to try making
> teabowls( even you are not yet 50). My teachers are believers of using
> American potters bowls and utensils.
> Just like Sen no Rikyu worked closely with Chojirou( The first Raku bowl
> to create a master piece Raku teabowl, our teachers want to work with
> This is experimental and your opinions are very appreciated.
> Please be honest to tell me what would you like to learn
> if you were to attend this workshop. I am looking forward to
> hearing from you all.
> Aiko in DC
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