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Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

 

Instructor: Cliff Glover
accompanied by Gerow Reece
AN IMMERSION OF TEA
May 1–5, 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
SP19C210
All levels

 

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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION
There is no other object in the ceramic world as revered and misunderstood as the humble Chawan, or Japanese Tea Bowl.

In this class we will investigate the qualities a tea practitioner looks for when making and serving a ritual bowl of matcha.

Calligraphy artist, Gerow Reece, will assist with the class, demonstrating the Tea Ceremony, showing us how to whip up our own bowl of matcha, so that we can understand why some bowls might be more preferable to others.

Along with making our own Chawans, there will be an opportunity to make small incense containers (kogo), as well as some small plates which are traditionally used to serve sweets prior to offering a bowl of matcha. After the bisque firing there will be a glaze demo, then a raku firing, bringing the whole process full circle.

The class is open to both beginning and advanced students, hand builders and wheel throwers, and anyone who might want to understand more about Chado: The Way of Tea.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
CLIFF GLOVER is a full time potter, specializing in bowls for the Japanese Tea Ritual. In the early ‘90s, Cliff began to study Chanoyu with Dr. Shozo Sato, learning how Taoist and Buddhist philosophy is expressed in the simple act of serving tea. Currently his tea bowls are used at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum in their educational program.

GEROW REECE teaches the Japanese Tea Ritual as well as Shodo, Zen Calligraphy, in Santa Cruz, CA. He will show us how to whip up our own bowl of matcha, so that we can understand why some bowls might be more preferable to others in functionality and aesthetics.


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Mendocino Arts magazine
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Cliff Glover's One Minute Teapot


TUITION & FEES (includes a $20 materials fee)
Current MAC Members: $468
Non-members: $520 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.


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