Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Demonstration and Lecture

Clayworks Guild invited STARworks Ceramics to their Guest Artist Lecture/Visit event, and we went there on Wednesday, December 9th. Hitomi Shibata, Studio Manager of STARworks Ceramics gave Japanese Teapot making demonstration for potters, then Takuro Shibata gave a slide lecture about STARworks Ceramics programs. Santiago Ramirez talked about our NC local clays and gave clay samples for people. It was fun night and we enjoyed talking to people who want to know more about what STARworks Ceramics is doing. Thank you very much for inviting us and also we are looking forward to working with you in the future.

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In addition, Sasha Bakaric who is one of the guild member wrote an article about our demo and lecture, and we would like to reference it here. Thanks a lot, Emily and Sasha!

On Wednesday, Dec 9th, Ronni Theeman hosted our meeting in her beautiful home in Governor's Club. Thank you Ronni!

There was no business meeting since we had a busy schedule. We enjoyed tasty dishes and gave a toast to a successful year. Many members participated in a gift exchange.

This year we had to rush a little to give our guest speakers enough time for their presentation. Japanesse natives Hitomi Akebi Shibata, Takuro Shibata gave us a very attractive and educational presentation. Hitomi showed us how she assembles beautiful Japanese style teapots. We all admired her steady hand and relaxed and very precise style of working.Takuro, director of Starworks Ceramics did a slide presentation on the couples' journey from Japan to Massacusests to Star, NC. Star is very close to us (1.5h from Durham) and it would make a nice day trip.

Thank you Starworks for clay samples. It will be nice to test our local clay. If you missed this meeting or if you would like to find out more about our guest or about Starworks please visit:

Happy holidays!

Sasha Bakaric
Durham, NC


STARworks Ceramics can visit and give demo/ lecture for potters guild, group, and schools. Please contact us if you are interested.

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