Hiroshige Kato - Traditional Japanese Pottery Tool Making, Throwing Techniques and Oribe Brushwork
250.00

2-DAY WORKSHOP
with Hiroshige Kato

March 9 – 10, 2019     10am – 4:30pm

Traditional Japanese Pottery Tool Making, Throwing Techniques and Oribe Brushwork

This two-day hands-on workshop is designed to teach the traditional pottery making techniques practiced in  the Akazu area of Seto City, Japan. On day one, Hiroshige will teach us how to make 3 tools: a shaping tool (uchigote), a size gauge (tonbo= dragonfly) and a trimming tool (kanna). He will then teach us how to use the tools to throw the same shapes and sizes of 2 – 5 bowls or cups. We will also make Inka (floral) stamps. On day two, we will learn how to create the pattern and color of traditional Oribe-ware and how to trim with the tools we made. Time permitting, we will learn how to make a coiled tea bowl. Hiroshige will provide two Japanese brushes and two Obiitas (metal blades) per person. His ceramic work will be for sale in our gallery from Feb. 20 – March 10. This workshop is designed for students with a solid foundation in wheel-throwing.

Potters have worked in the hills near Akazu for over 1000 years. Hiroshige Kato is a 14th generation pottery master. Around 1610, his family was one of only 4 families to be protected by the Shogunate from the warring state in order to make tea ceremony goods for Nagoya Castle. At that time, his family broke away to form the kiln known as “Kitagama”. Today it is the only kiln remaining from that time. In the late 1990’s Hiroshige’s father turned the family business into a very successful production line with the company name “Kasen”. Many internationally known ceramic artists have had their start at the wheel of Kasen. Over some 400 years, the family has survived major earthquakes, financial ruin and industrialization to continue hand-crafting their art. Hiroshige Kato has returned the family to its roots and his studio “Kasen Pottery”, has come full-circle to produce hand-crafted traditional pottery of the highest quality. 

WORKSHOP PRICE : $250

T.P.S. DISCOUNT: $225 (Please read below).
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For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com
The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286

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Bob Brady and Sandy Simon - How They Do It
250.00

The Potters’ Studio presents a:
TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
with Bob Brady and Sandy Simon
April 6–7, 2019     10am–4:00pm

How They Do It

In this two-day hands-on workshop, Berkeley-based master potters Sandy Simon and Bob Brady will take turns demonstrating and working with participants to teach their techniques for throwing, creating new forms, trimming methods and surface decoration and resolution. Expect lively conversation and discussion about life as full-time potters and the different ways they approach working in clay. Bob will demonstrate dry-throwing for bowls of all sizes, drawing through slip, paper stenciling with slips, foot-trimming techniques, thrown and altered vases and large thrown jar forms. Sandy will demonstrate how she makes teapots, covered teacups, bowls, plates and covered jars. This workshop is designed for students with a solid foundation in wheel-throwing.

Bob Brady is a San Francisco Bay Area sculptor who works in ceramics and wood. Brady came out of the California Clay movement and the Bay Area Arts scene of the 1950’s and 60's, which includes artists such as Peter Voulkos, Viola Frey, Stephen de Staebler, and Robert Arneson, who was his mentor and teacher in college. Brady attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland before entering the University of California, Davis, where he received his MFA in 1975. Brady has lectured and taught workshops nationally and internationally and was a Professor of Art at California State University, Sacramento for 33 years. His work is in numerous private and public collections. Sandy Simon was a student at the University of Minnesota in the late 60′s studying under Warren MacKenzie and Curt Hoard, having contemporaries such as Mark Pharis, Wayne Branum, Michael Simon,and Randy Johnston as her classmates. Sandy is a studio potter and in 1994 opened TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, CA to provide greater representation for ceramicists dedicated to utility.

See more of Bob Brady’s work

See more of Sandy Simon’s work

Cost: $250 (PS members & PS students $225)       Limited enrollment

WORKSHOP PRICE : $250

T.P.S. DISCOUNT: $225 (Please read below).
Current Members/Students of T.P.S. must enter 8THSTREET in the coupon field upon checkout for $25 off. Write this down or copy it to the clipboard. Please only use the discount if you qualify.

For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com
The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286

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Diana Fayt - Above and Below the Surface
250.00

The Potters’ Studio presents a:
TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
with Diana Fayt


May 18–19, 2019     10am–4:30pm

Above and Below the Surface: Surface Treatments and Imagery to Create Visually Dynamic Pots


During this two-day hands-on workshop, Diana will cover how to use multiple techniques, which when used together, create rich and graphically dynamic surfaces. Diana will show how she uses stencil resists with multiple substrates to create negative, positive, and relief images. She will also share how she creates reusable templates from her original drawings to use both as an image placement and composition tool. We will explore using slips, underglazes, terra sigillatas harvested from wild clay and glaze to create rich, painterly and layered effects that are both visually luscious and tactile to the touch. Diana will share her signature etching technique for creating expressive line-work in clay and will show us how to make carved bisque molds to add yet another textural dimension to pots. This workshop is designed for both wheel-throwers and hand-builders with at least some experience working with clay.
 
Diana Fayt is a modern-day scrimshaw artist whose chosen medium is clay rather than whalebone. Drawing on her background as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and clayer, her surfaces are alive with strange and exotic stories, part folklore and part personal narrative. Fayt’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. She has been featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly as well as in numerous international and American Publications, such as The Journal of Australian Ceramics, American Craft and Sunset Magazine. Her roster of clients include Heath Ceramics, Anthropologie and Terrain. A graduate of California College of the Arts, Diana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Visit her website here.

WORKSHOP PRICE : $250

T.P.S. DISCOUNT: $225 (Please read below).
Current Members/Students of T.P.S. must enter 8THSTREET in the coupon field upon checkout for $25 off. Write this down or copy it to the clipboard. Please only use the discount if you qualify.

For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com
The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286

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