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workshop: understanding teabowls & utensils: users &

updated thu 14 sep 00


ILENE MAHLER on wed 13 sep 00


sound great come to Conn.and give one here also...Let me know if this is
feasible....Ilene in Conn

Aiko Ichimura wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am currently organizing a workshop with my
> tea ceremony teachers. I came up with the idea
> while talking with a potter friend.
> My teachers thought it a very wonderful idea
> and agreed to do it.
> This workshop is designed for potters who are interested in making teabowls
> and tea utensils.
> The workshop title would be like "Understanding
> teabowls and tea ceremony utensils"
> It would take about 2 - 3 hours and the group
> will be 10 to 12 participants.
> The workshop structure would be:
> 30 minutes Tea ceremony. Sweets & Tea will be served.
> 30 minutes Hands on making tea.
> One will learn to make tea using a teabowl and a
> whisk.
> 60 minutes lecture and discussion on Teabowls & utensils.
> History, Design and types, requirements.
> Users & Makers point of view.
> 30 - Appreciation and discussion of participants'
> teabowls & utensils
> ( participants can bring sample of works for
> discussion)
> I would like to ask you if you please, what would be beneficial to
> include under lecture & discussion section or any other sections.
> It will be held in a real tea room. you would experience an authentic
> tea ceremony. You will also learn how to make tea yourself that helps you
> understanding of the requirements for the shape and size of teabowls.
> Although the workshop would not make you a better potter but if you are
> already a
> good potter, you can come out as a good potter who is ready to try making
> teabowls( even you are not yet 50). My teachers are believers of using
> American potters bowls and utensils.
> Just like Sen no Rikyu worked closely with Chojirou( The first Raku bowl
> maker)
> to create a master piece Raku teabowl, our teachers want to work with local
> potters.
> This is experimental and your opinions are very appreciated.
> Please be honest to tell me what would you like to learn
> if you were to attend this workshop. I am looking forward to
> hearing from you all.
> Aiko in DC
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