Mendocino Art Center
AN IMMERSION IN TEA
May 23–27, 2018 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
SP18C208 • All levels
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
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.
Along with making our Chawans, we will make bamboo measuring tools and custom steel tools, which are essential for refining both handbuilt and wheel-thrown bowls. After the bisque firing there will be a glaze demo, then a raku and gas firing. When convenient, we will watch a video about the 16th century Japanese Tea Master, Rikyu.
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.