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Pottery Tour of Japan

Japan Pottery/Craft Tour with Seattle Potter Rob Fornell

The tour will depart the US June 27th, 2014 and will return approximately two weeks later on July 9th 2014 for a total of 13 days and 12 nights with the entry port in Japan, yet to be determined, being either Narita Int’l Airport, or Haneda Airport …

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Out of the fire

Last night we had a very special workshop with potter Richard Brandt  firing black raku style teabowls. Richard is a long time Portland ceramic artist who also has studied chado.  He understands the form and functionality of the teabowl because he has used them in the tea ceremony.  His generous …

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Inayoshi Osamu, Japanese Potter coming to Portland

Inayoshi Osamu will be returning to the U.S. at the end of this month and will be presenting a demo workshop at The Oregon College of Art and Craft.I thought you may be interested, and/or would know of others who may be as well.

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Fee structure for Inayoshi Osamu workshop (demo)

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Reviving the art of Nishiki

Nishiki is Japanese brocade fabric.  According to my sources and notes:  The patterns for this brocade are woven from various colored weft floats traveling over a limited distance.  In the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), in China, they produced a warp-faced nishiki where colored warps skipping over a number of adjacent wefts formed …

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Telling Stories

One of the pleasures of attending a tea gathering are the stories told at the gathering.   Putting together how the meaning of the scroll and the choices of the utensils along with the poetic names of the sweets and chashaku make for an interesting time.

Some of my students are beginnning to study the kazari …

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