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Sculptural Throwing on the Wheel
with Shozo Michikawa
(Japan)
8th - 14th May, 2012

Experience one of Japan's leading and most innovative ceramic artists in a five day master class.

Shozo is an excellent teacher and and inspiring world class ceramic artist. Shozo will be demonstrating his unique process of cutting and facetting work that is then expanded on the wheel to produce his dynamic sculptural forms. Each student will have a wheel and will be able to explore these new techniques alongside Shozo.

To benefit from this course a reasonable skill level on the potter's wheel is necessary.

 

This is a 'making' workshop. The course will focus on the wheel as a creative tool and explore the following areas:

Altering forms
Composite forms
Faceting and cutting clay
Making stamps
Decorating on the wheel
Textural clays
Tea bowls, teapots, bottle vase forms, lidded pieces etc.
Large-scale work

Shozo Michikawa was born in Hokkaido in 1953. He studied at Aoyama Gakuin University, from where he graduated in 1975. He lives and works in Seto, Aichi. He has exhibited widely in Japan and also in the Philippines, Mongolia, France, New York and London. In 2005 he was honoured with an exhibition at the Forbidden City in Beijing.

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Though his techniques are diverse, Michikawa always strives to create ‘functional’ pieces. He writes "no matter how styles change I always insist on creating pieces that can actually be used. Pottery was originally an integral part of people's lives.”

Each pot, whether a vase or one of his gently dished chargers with their subtle curves made me think about the Buddhist reverence for the natural world. Time passing, leaves falling and the sound of water wearing rock all came to mind. Under Shozo’s dexterous hands, the elements of earth, air, fire and water are fused together in harmony.

visit Shozo Michikawa's website: http://www.shozo-michikawa.jp/eng/

The language of this course will be English.

Course fee: 150,000 HUF (incudes self catering accommodation in single room, course materials, firing costs and tuition)

Course Timetable

Tuesday 8th May

11.00 Introduction to the course and Shozo Michikawa presentation about the artists work and practice.
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon class

Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May

9.00 – 12.00 Morning classes
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon classes

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May

Weekend free to visit museums, galleries, Budapest, or continue working if you wish.

Monday 14th

9.00 – 12.00 Morning classes
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon classes

There will be no taught evening sessions but students have 24 hour access to the studios if they wish to continue working.

Please email Steve at icshu@hotmail.com for details and application.


Masterclass
Sculptural Throwing on the Wheel
with Shozo Michikawa
(Japan)
8th - 14th May, 2012

 

További információ: Kormos Emese: icshu@t-online.hu

 


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