2019 Akira Satake Workshop: Finding Beauty in The Imperfections

2019 Akira Satake Workshop: Finding Beauty in The Imperfections



12 Jan 10:00 - 13 Jan 17:00 - Pomona
AMOCA Ceramics Studio

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Akira Satake will lead a demonstration only workshop involving both the handbuilding and throwing techniques he uses in the making of his tea ceremony bowls, tea pots, water jars, ikebana vases and sculptural objects. Participants will learn to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world. Some techniques that will be demonstrated are: 1) brushing kohiki slip on clay slabs and stretching the slabs to crack and distort the surfaces, 2) applying a coating of clay mixed with sand onto the surface of wheel thrown pieces and then altering them, and 3) mixing air and other materials into the clay body and then tearing off the clay and / or cutting with a wire to create the shapes.

Also Akira will share his experience and knowledge in a discussion of the Japanese aesthetic. Participants will gain insight in finding the beauty in imperfection, the meaning of "wabi-sabi," and the importance of "ma" -- the space in between.



Program for workshop:

Day 1: Morning -- Making slabs and applying kohiki slip. making yunomi, chawan and other forms, using the technique of applying a soft clay and sand mixture to the surfaces of the pieces.
Afternoon -- Slide lecture,wire cutting, stretching and tearing chunks of clay to build sculptural pieces.

Day 2: Morning -- Stretching kohiki slabs and shaping the pieces. such as tea pots and sculptural works.
Afternoon -- finish assembling all pieces.

Cost:
$250.00 - NON-AMOCA Members
$200.00 - AMOCA Members
$150.00 - College students, AMOCA Instructors, & Resident Artists

Artist Statement:
For me, the act of creation is a collaboration between myself, the clay and the fire. Collaboration means finding what the clay wants to be and bringing out its beauty in the way that the beauty of our surroundings is created through natural forces. Undulations in sand that has been moved by the wind, rock formations caused by landslides, the crackle and patina in the wall of an old house; all these owe their special beauty to the random hand of Nature. The fire is the ultimate random part of the collaborative equation. I hope the fire will be my ally, but I know it will always transform the clay in ways I cannot anticipate.

Bio:
Akira Satake(佐竹晃)was born in Osaka, Japan and has been living in the U.S. since 1983. In 2003 he relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Swannanoa,
North Carolina, where he has a wood-fired kiln and a gas kiln. In 2013 he opened Akira Satake Ceramics/Gallery Mugen as his working studio and exhibition space in the River Arts District in Asheville, NC.

akirasatake.com/


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