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About the course:
This 12 weeks mixed ability course will take you through the basics of the pottery throwing and decorating inspired by Japanese pottery. No previous experience of working with clay is required!

 

You will be guided through clay preparation, from throwing on the pottery wheel, to refining and glazing your works. Beginners will learn clay preparation, throwing and trimming. For experienced learners, we can tailor the workshop to focus on any techniques or shapes you would like to improve on. It will be taught in a relaxed environment in a small group of 8, and you will be guaranteed a wheel to use every class, with no need to share. All tools and materials are included. Firing is charged at £1 per 100g weight of clay.

 

Included among techniques, but not limited to:

  • Clay preparation
  • Throwing on the potter's wheel: centring, opening, pulling up, shaping.
  • Trimming
  • Glazing

 

In addition, tutor Akiko will introduce styles and techniques from Japanese pottery, including but not limited to:

  • Minimimlistic
  • Ukiyo-e
  • Wabisabi
  • Raku

 

 

About the tutor:

Akiko Matsuda was born in Kanagawa, Japan, graduated fromTama Art University in Tokyo which she majored in ceramics. After setting up her own studio in Tokyo called ‘Akopottery’ and achieved great success, she uprooted herself to London in 2018 where she was offered a ceramic resident artist/teacher position as a London-based ceramics studio which is also the base and inspiration for her own ceramic work and music collaborations.

 

Akiko's making focuses on a concept called ‘Yaeh’ which means fang in Japanese. Using the mold of her teeth as a base as the sense of identity with the pondering question of “what do you want to leave in this world before you die?”, she hopes her art can continue to uncover new forms, evolve and spread the joy of different lived experiences.

 

https://akikomatsuda.com

 

 

Location:

Studio 3

ACAVA Studios, 21 Lombard Road

South Wimbledon, London, SW19 3TZ

 

Date and Time:

This course runs every Monday 6:45-9:15, for 13 weeks in total with a break of a week on 28 October

Please see below for all dates

16-Sep 23-Sep 30-Sep 7-Oct 14-Oct 21-Oct
4-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov 2-Dec 9-Dec


Additional information:
Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty!
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Japanese Pottery with Akiko

£450.00Price
  • Location:

    Studio 3

    ACAVA Studios, 21 Lombard Road

    South Wimbledon, London, SW19 3TZ

     

    Date and Time:

    This course runs every Monday 6:45-9:15, for 13 weeks in total with a break of a week on 28 October

    Please see below for all dates

    16-Sep 23-Sep 30-Sep 7-Oct 14-Oct 21-Oct
    4-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov 2-Dec 9-Dec