This workshop is filled to capacity!
Please contact the office at 724.329.1370 to add your name to the waiting list for this workshop. No deposit is required to be placed on the waiting list. Should a space become available, waiting list students will be contacted in order by which they joined the list. Upon notification that a space is available, waiting list students must pay the $35 non-refundable processing fee, plus full tuition balance to guarantee their space in class; otherwise, the next person waiting will be contacted.
Introduction to Japanese Aesthetics in Everyday Ware
Instructor: Yoko Sekino-Bové
All Levels | $500
Traditional Japanese pottery has had a strong influence on American ceramics. Some Japanese pottery terms such as Chawan (bowl/tea bowl), Yunomi (daily tea drinking cup), and Kyusu (teapot) have become known in the United States. But do we really know what’s what, how, and why? And how can we utilize that knowledge to enrich our own life and creations? Japanese pottery offers an opportunity to reflect on the function and aesthetics of daily life. In this workshop, we will learn the historical origins of the Japanese designs, and explore the forms while examining the possibilities. No previous ceramic-making experience is required for this class: both wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques will be employed for various subjects. The first day pieces will be glaze-fired.
Yoko Sekino-Bové was born and raised in Japan, and was awarded a BFA from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, before she moved to the United States. Upon earning her MFA from the University of Oklahoma, Yoko was awarded an artist-in-residence at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has been teaching ceramic workshops at various ceramics programs and exhibiting her work nationally and internationally. Her ceramic works are featured in 500 Cups, 500 Platters and Chargers, and Surface Decoration Techniques for Potters, and her articles on various ceramic-making subjects were featured in Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated magazines. The Ceramic Arts Daily Council selected her as one of the Emerging Ceramic Artists in 2011, and her work was included in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Invitational Exhibition in 2012.