March 30 (Mon) 1:30-4:30pm
Large Bowl/Platter Making, 4 people/max
Intermediate to Advanced
Participants will make large bowl/ platter at least 18 inch width by electric wheel. Instructor gives demonstration, instruction and useful technique for making large pots. Cost $50 includes studio fee and all materials. You may want to bring some of your personal tools for throwing. Pots will be taken home with participants after the class.
April 27 (Mon) 1:30-4:30pm
Japanese Tea Pot Making, 4 people/max
Intermediate to Advanced
Participants will learn how to make Japanese style teapot by throwing. Tea pot is one of the hardest table wares, and instructor will teach all process to make teapot. There will be a tea break during the class, and participants will taste Japanese green tea. Cost $50 includes studio fee and all materials. You may want to bring some of your personal tools for throwing. Pots will be taken home with participant after the class.
May 18(Mon) 1:30-4:30pm
Basic Plaster Mold Making, 6 people/max
Beginner to Intermediate
Participants will learn how to make basic Plaster Mold. It'll be press mold which is basic mold but also most useful tool for ceramic table wares. Because it's long process to make a mold, you might need to prepare some before class and also take home work to be finished up. Cost: $50/person includes studio fee and all materials. You may want to bring some of your personal tools for mold making. Molds will be taken home with participants after the class.
Please sign up by phone (910-428-9007) or email
firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Instructor: Hitomi Shibata, STARworks Ceramics
Received Master of Education in Ceramics, Okayama National University, Japan in 1996. Residency artist at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan in 1996-97. Set up studio and kiln in Shigaraki in 1998. Research Assistant at the Shigaraki Ceramic Research Institute in 1998 and 2004.
Received the Rotary Foundation Scholarship and became a special student in a grad program at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, CVPA in 2001-02. Residency Artist at the Cub Creek Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, VA in 2003. Residency artist and studio manager at North Carolina Pottery Center in 2005-2007.
Has experience as a professional potter, and gave workshops and lectures at Longwood University (VA), Longwood Center for Visual Arts (VA), Cub Creek Foundation (VA), University of Richmond (VA), Cornell University (NY) and East Carolina University (NC).
Received the Daiwa Foundation Scholarship and had wood fired ceramics research trip to England in 2006.
Has many shows and exhibitions in Japan, England and US.