5 day workshop August 7 - 11, 2019

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5 day workshop August 7 - 11, 2019

625.00

Akira Satake will lead a hands-on hand building workshop (with some wheel throwing demonstration) sharing techniques he uses in the making of his tea ceremony bowls, yunomi, sake vessels, tea pots, ikebana vases, and sculptural objects. 

Participants will learn to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world.  Techniques will include:

1) brushing kohiki slip on clay slabs and stretching the slabs to crack and distort the surfaces.

2) mixing air and other materials into the clay body and then tearing off the clay and/or cutting with a wire to create the shapes.

3) applying a coating of clay onto the surface of wheel thrown pieces and then altering them. (Demonstration only)

Akira will also share his experience and knowledge in a discussion of the Japanese aesthetic. Participants will gain insight in finding the beauty in imperfection, the meaning of "wabi-sabi," and the importance of "ma" -- the space in between.  There will be demonstrations in Ikebana, a casual tea ceremony and a mini concert!

Open to all levels of experience.

Class limit: 16 people.  $550 + $75 (lab fee)

Address : 191 Lyman Street, Studio #260, Asheville, NC 28801

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General Information:

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • When we receive your registration we will send you a confirmation via email. If the event you wish to register for is already filled, please click here to notify us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

  • If spaces open up before the workshop date we will go down the waiting list and contact applicants as positions become available.

  • To cancel a workshop registration and receive a refund, notify us at least 30 days before the start date of your workshop. If we are given the required 30 days notice we will refund your payment, minus a $100 cancellation fee and a $50 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the workshop.

  • We reserve the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment and will notify students of any cancellation at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. In the event that we must cancel a class the students will receive a full refund.

  • We cannot be responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets.