Consider the Teapot
July 21 - 26, 2024
Yoko Sekino-Bove · yokosekinobove.com
Workshop at a glance
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An investigation of the teapot for function, aesthetics, and possibilities.
- Wheel-throwing techniques
- Hand-building techniques
- Teapot anatomy
- Surface treatments
- Commercial underglazes
- Developing ideas with clay
- Understanding teapot anatomy
- A variety of construction methods to create a teapot
- 3D design study in the assemblage of teapot
Yoko Sekino-Bové (she/her) grew up in Tokyo, Japan. After working as a graphic designer in Tokyo and Los Angeles, she received an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Oklahoma. Yoko works from her home studio in Washington, Pennsylvania, and her porcelain work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and many private homes worldwide. Her work has been featured in publications such as CAST: Art and Objects, Humor in Craft, 500 cups, 500 plates and chargers, 500 Teapots Part II, and Ceramics Monthly magazine. She enjoys teaching workshops and serving residencies while teaching ceramic courses at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work is represented by Charlie Cummings Gallery in Gainsville, FL, and Clay AKAR in Iowa City, IO.
In this workshop, students will expand their horizon through exploration of the ceramic teapot and its many possibilities. Using both hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques, students will learn how to create separate parts that function well together, as well as assemble them to create an object that makes sense. Through demonstrations, discussions, and exercises, students will study the history, function, and aesthetics of the teapot, and learn how to deliver their voice through this fascinating object. There will be some tea serving demonstrations and tea tastings to further understand the function. Open to all skill levels, however some previous clay experience will be helpful. Participants will take home bisque-fired work.
COURSE FEE: $690
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