JAPANESE MASTERCLASS PROGRAMME:
Wednesday 24th July 2013 at Kigbeare Studios and Galleries, nr Oakhampton, Devon
10.30 - 11.00 meet tutors over refreshments - three tutors introduce themselves, and explain what they will be demonstrating at each tea break, the tutors would like to show how to make a different type of Japanese tea and give students a chance to try. The tutors will use their own work for the tea making, then during the demonstrations will show how the pieces are made
11.00 - 1pm divide into three groups and rotate round the three tutors who will demonstrate their particular skills,
1.00 - 2.00 lunch : for lunch the tutors have chosen Japanese food that is easy to prepare and the participants can get hands on experience if they would like to learn (then make at home). Traditional English food will also be served
2.00 - 3.30 Two options: take a throwing tutorial class with Peter Seabridge or join the decorating class lead by Reiko Ngata. Everyone will be provided with a bisque fired bowl to decorate.
3.30 - 4.00 Tea ceremony
4.00 onwards Private view in the Gallery/home
This is a general outline of the proposed programme, to give participants an idea of what to expect. It does not have to be rigidly adhered to, and there may be participants who wish to concentrate on certain elements or styles and work with a particular tutor to develop particular skills. During the making sessions, participants can request the tutors to demonstrate making items.
At all breaks, and lunch, both Japanese and English food and beverages will be served, and anyone with special dietary requirements will be catered for, provided they have advised us of these prior to the start of the course.
Reiko Nagata: Reiko’s speciality is decorating, so her demonstrations will be mainly painting and not so much making. We will have some blanks made up from her designs to demonstrate with, and if you want to bring a bisc pot or two of your own to work on, that is fine. These pots will be glaze fired in the electric kiln.