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Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover


Instructor: Cliff Glover
accompanied by Gerow Reece
May 27–31, 2020 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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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 bowl of matcha. Each morning we will participate in a tea ritual, afterwards hand-forming our own Chawans which we will Raku fire on the last day of the workshop.


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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TUITION & FEES (includes a clay fee)
Current MAC Members: $540
Non-members: $600 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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