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Consider the Teapot

July 21 - 26, 2024

Yoko Sekino-Bove  ·  yokosekinobove.com


Workshop Overview

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A WAITLIST FOR THE CLASS YOU MAY DO SO BELOW.

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.

Techniques

  • Wheel-throwing techniques
  • Hand-building techniques
  • Teapot anatomy
  • Surface treatments

Materials

  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival in the attachment above
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used

Outcomes

  • Developing ideas with clay
  • Understanding teapot anatomy
  • A variety of construction methods to create a teapot
  • 3D design study in the assemblage of teapot

COURSE FEE: $690

Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

 


Artist Bio

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.

  • Yoko Sekino-Bove
  • Yoko Sekino-Bove
  • Yoko Sekino-Bove
  • Yoko Sekino-Bove


Register

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.


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