Instructor: Cliff Glover DEMYSTIFYING THE JAPANESE TEA BOWL May 18–21, 2017 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm) SP17C208 • All levels
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There is no other object in the ceramic world as revered as the Chawan, or Tea Bowl, used for Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony. When seeing one for the first time, the beginning ceramicist is often confused about how such a humble, often distorted pot can possibly fetch hundreds, if not thousands of dollars! In this class we will take a closer look at the infamous Chawan and discover some of the “whys” and “wherefores” of what makes a tea bowl a tea bowl. In making our own tea bowls (and whipping up some tea!), we will begin to understand how we might interpret this form and still stay true to its purpose. For those who would like instruction in making some measuring and trimming tools for their tea bowls, materials will also be available. Finished work can be bisque fired for the students to take home.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR CLIFF GLOVER began studying ceramics in earnest back in 1989, while still working as an editor for Nevada Magazine. In 1991, he moved to California and enrolled in an advanced ceramics program at the Mendocino Art Center. After completion, Cliff and his partner, Marion Miller, opened a studio and gallery in Albion, California, and began earning a living with their chosen craft.
In the ‘90s, they also began studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Chanoyu, with Dr. Shozo Sato, learning how Taoist and Buddhist philosophy is expressed in the simple act of serving tea. The lessons were invaluable for gaining a deeper appreciation for ceramics as well as Japanese culture.
These days Cliff sells his work through his own studio/gallery; as well as through the Highlight Gallery, Mendocino; Northcoast Artists, Fort Bragg; and the Ren Brown Collection in Bodega Bay.
TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $378
Non-members: $420 plus a $45 non-member registration fee
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
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