Creative Arts CommunityResidential art workshops for adults. August 3-9 and August 10-16, 2014.
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Richard Brandt: Raku
From Acient Tea Tradition to Today
Learn the fascinating and dramatic Japanese history of raku ceramics through slides and live demonstrations. Then, using the aesthetics of the old masters, investigate the original and endless source of inspiration: Nature. We'll learn to express and impress your unique discoveries into clay, learning each step of the raku firing process. Both traditional and contemporary American raku style glazes will be offered, allowing the tradition of expressing your personal voice in ceramics. Tea will be served in the traditional Japanese manner using your newly formed vessels during the class. Some experience with clay may be helpful but not mandatory.
"I have been studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony for the past 11 years. I originally started my classes so I could become more familiar with the ceramics used in the ceremony. What I found was a profound and vast world of symbolism, austerity, and beauty. I have been studying clay for the past 20 years and currently teach ceramics at Portland Community College."
WEEK TWO: August 10th to August 16th