Winter 2019 Workshop—Summer and Winter Tea Bowls with Kevin Crowe
The tea ceremony exemplifies the austere beauty of Japan, infusing the simple ritual of preparing and drinking tea with a quiet elegance. The tea bowl is the universal ambassador of this experience. It is a 3-D haiku. At first glance, the form is child’s play. After 50 attempts to throw one, it is elusive.
In this workshop, we will throw winter and summer bowls and explore the relevance of the spirit of tea to potters in the West, in Charlottesville.
The second day we will trim bowls on chucks and consider possible surface treatments as we discuss the work done during the workshop. We will also be drinking tea. Be prepared to slow down and look closely.
Bring your clay and tools. We have a well-stocked shop if you need anything.
Prerequisite: Participants should be able to center clay and throw a cylinder. Workshop fees of $220 cover lunch, snacks, and instruction. You may purchase clay from City Clay or bring your own. Please bring packing material to transport your leather-hard pieces.
Teacher: Kevin Crowe
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 am—4:00 pm