Friday, December 13, 2013

A Day with Takashi Nakazato

Dec 14 (Sat), 2013

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Takashi Nakazato Hands-on Workshop
STARworks Ceramics Clay Studio
Mr. Nakazato will be demonstrating traditional pottery techniques unique to his hometown of Karatsu, Japan – one of the six traditional pottery communities in Japan. Michael Sherrill from Mudtools has crafted a “bull’s tongue” which is a versatile tool typically used to make Karatsu-mono (Karatsu ware). Each participant will be provided with their own tool and Mr. Nakazato will instruct how to use it.

Noon to 1 p.m.
Traditional Japanese Lunch
Share a traditional Japanese lunch with Mr. Nakazato. Mr. Nakazato is well known for his culinary skills, and participants can dine with him and discuss the relationship between foods and Japanese tableware. (Lunch is included in workshop fee)

1 to 3:30 p.m. 
Workshop continues
Continue the workshop while learning trimming and other finishing techniques with Mr. Nakazato.

Pre-registration for this workshop is required. 

Space is limited. Cost: $195.

Evening program is free and open to the public.
No registration is required.

4 to 5 p.m.
Yosuke Koizumi Slide Show, Lecture & Demo

STARworks Gallery
Following graduation from Tulane University with a degree in ceramics, Yosuke Koizumi returned to his native Japan and worked as a production potter in the traditional pottery village of Shigaraki. He then went on to work for Shimpo where he was instrumental in the development of the RK-Whisper potter's wheel. Mr Koizumi’s demonstration and talk will focus on the spontaneity of Japanese pottery.

5:30 to 8 p.m.
Takashi Nakazato Slide Show, Talk & Q&A 

STARworks Gallery
Mr. Nakazato will present a slide show that will immerse viewers in the rich cultural and traditional pottery heritage of Karatsu, Japan. A brief question & answer segment will be followed by a reception in the STARworks gallery with beer, wine and light refreshments. The evening will conclude with a throwing demonstration performed by Mr. Nakazato.

STARworks Ceramics Supply shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on December 14. Please take advantage of our STARworks Clay & Shimpo Equipment Holiday Sale while you are here.

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