Apr
9
Apr 22

Two week workshop at Gaya Ceramic Art Center

  • Gaya Ceramic

A hands on workshop involving both the hand-building and throwing techniques he uses in the making of his tea ceremony bowls, tea pots, water jars, ikebana vases and sculptural objects.  Participants will learn to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world and will experience brushing kohiki slip on clay slabs and stretching the slabs to crack and distort the surfaces, applying a coating of clay mixed with sand onto the surface of wheel thrown pieces and then altering them, and mixing air and other materials into the clay body and then tearing off the clay and/or cutting with a wire to create shapes-- among a myriad of other techniques.

Sorry, the 2017 workshop is now FULL.  Please contact Gaya Ceramic Art Center for information about upcoming workshops with Akira. 

http://gayaceramic.com/cac-workshops/workshops-2017


Oct
3
Oct 7

5 days workshop at The Bascom - a center for the visual arts

  • The Bascom - a center for visual arts

Akira Satake leads a five-day, hands-on workshop focusing on slab construction techniques and Kohiki slip decorating for creating functional pottery forms. Participants will learn to work both with soft and hard slabs, exploring a variety of processes and techniques to create teapots, tea cups, pitchers, vases, boxes, and other functional pottery.

http://www.thebascom.org/education-and-workshops/Workshops/ceramics/akira-satake-finding-beauty-in-imperfection-october-3-7

Jul
18
Jul 22

5 days workshop at Touchstone Center for Crafts

  • Touchstone Center for Crafts

Finding Beauty in Imperfection

Attend this hands-on workshop involving both the hand-building and throwing techniques Akira uses in the making of his tea ceremony bowls, teapots, water jars, ikebana vases, and sculptural objects. You will learn to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world. Akira will demonstrate these techniques: 1) brushing kohiki slip on clay slabs and stretching the slabs to crack and distort the surfaces, 2) applying a coating of clay mixed with sand onto the surface of wheel-thrown pieces and then altering them, and 3) mixing air and other materials into the clay body and then tearing off the clay and/or cutting with a wire to create shapes.
http://www.touchstonecrafts.org/Ceramics

Apr
10
12:00 pm12:00

Spring Master's of The Mountains Session

  • Odyssey Ceramic Arts

The Spring Masters of the Mountain Series will feature two-hour demonstrations by 12 of the area's finest clay artists. Students may customize their experience by attending any or all of the demos. The lab fee includes use of the studio during open studio hours. 
http://www.odysseyceramicarts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151&Itemid=232

Odyssey ClayWorks
828-285-0210
www.odysseyceramicarts.com