Hiroshige Kato - Lecture & Demo #1

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Hiroshige Kato - Lecture & Demo #1

35.00

LECTURE & DEMO
with Hiroshige Kato

Friday, March 1, 2019     3pm – 5:30pm
~followed by a reception for the artist at 6pm~
·     Slide Talk on the History of Japanese Ceramics
·     Spiral Wedging
·     Throwing Forms off the Hump
·     How to Make a String Cutter
·     How to Make a Variety of Chucks

Potters have worked in the hills near Akazu for over 1000 years. Hiroshige Kato is a fourteenth 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 ceramics 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.

LECTURE & DEMO PRICE : $35

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

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