Japanese Traditional Pottery
Guest Artists: Hitomi and Takuro Shibata / Seagrove, NC
2 Day Workshop August 5th 1-5pm, August 6th 1-5pm
intermediate /materials required
Hitomi and Takuro studied and worked professionally in Shigaraki, Japan. They moved to Seagrove, NC in 2005. Here they have been involved in the pottery community as potters and educators in the Star and Seagrove area. In this workshop participants will learn Japanese traditional pottery techniques through demonstrations and hands-on practice. There will be a short slide presentation followed by instruction and demonstration. Throwing and hand-building techniques will be featured, including; throwing large bowls, coiling large jars, teapots and slab construction.
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Japanese Traditional Pottery
NOBORIGAMA WOOD FIRING WORKSHOP
TAKURO & HITOMI SHIBATA
at Peter's Valley School of Crafts in NJ
Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851
This immersive workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to fire The Peters Valley Noborigama wood kiln and also teaches the practical skills and techniques for glazing, loading, and firing a wood kiln. Participants will bring their own bisque pots made from Cone10+ clay for glazing and then load and fire the Noborigama kiln with instructors, Takuro and Hitomi Shibata, potters from Shigaraki Japan. The Shibata’s have years of experience firing many different wood kilns and currently live in the largest pottery community in the US in Seagrove, North Carolina. They will share their glazing techniques, loading aesthetics, and wood firing methods with participants. The Shibata’s will also discuss efficient way to process/recycle clay, Japanese wood firing history/techniques and provide hands-on information about testing and using wild clays. Participants will work with wild raw clay samples from NC and make small tests to fire in the kiln as well.
Takuro & Hitomi Shibata at Studio Touya
We have a special Guest Artist to fire our Anagama kiln with us!
- Adrian King http://www.adriankingceramics.com/
- Randy Edmonson
- John Neely https://art.usu.edu/directory/faculty-directory/neely-john
• Firing: Friday, June 2nd to Thursday, June 8th
• Kiln Description: Firing in a Japanese style Anagama firing. Wood fire with the ember
for 4 days (100 hours). You might see some special effects from amber bed, fly ash
and flashing from fire path.
• Wednesday, May 31 last day to accept pots and sign up for shifts
• 2 pieces per person: up to 9 in high x 6 in wide - No plates, bowls or flat objects.
• Must be cone 10 clay, must be bisque
Starting Friday, May 26th through Thursday, June 7th, attendees will have the opportunity to experience ceramic exhibitions, tours, contribute work to wood kiln firings, participate in firing shifts and other special events with over 20 of the Seagrove area's woodfire artists and their guests. Participants can customize their pre-conference schedule based on the firings they decide to contribute work for, so check out the schedule below and make your choices when you register!
To kick off the exciting pre-conference festivities, Ben Owen III is hosting a party at his pottery on Saturday evening, June 3rd.
Pick up a copy of the new book “CONTROLLED BURN: WOOD-FIRED POTTERY IN SEAGROVE, NORTH CAROLINA”, featuring the Seagrove Preconference potters.
JANUARY 12 – MARCH 17, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION January 12 THURSDAY 5-8 pm
New Times Three
New artists New works, New Year
An eclectic collection offering fresh perspectives for the New Year, New Times
Three introduces nine artists’ work never before seen at Blue Spiral 1. GALLERY 2
38 Biltmore Ave . Downtown Asheville . Mon-Sat 10-6 . Sun 12-5 . 828.251.0202 . View exhibitions at www.BlueSpiral1.com
Jessica Dupuis/ ceramics
Heather Hilton/ abstract sculpture
Alberto Ortega/ oil painting
John Douglas Powers/ conceptual sculpture
Peter Roux/ painting + drawing
Takuro Shibata/ ceramics
Hitomi Shibata/ ceramics
Kirsten Stingle/ figurative ceramics
Jeremy Wallace/ ceramics
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 5-8pm
SEPTEMBER 2-30, 2016
SMITH HOUSE GALLERIES
Ceramic art fired in a wood kiln shows in itself the story of the firing: the passage
of the flame and the traveling of the ash. The works in this exhibition reveal this
mysterious harmony of clay, fire, and wood. Featuring works by John Jessiman,
Randy Edmonson, Cricket Edmonson, Steven Glass, Robert Barnard, Takuro
Shibata, Hitomi Shibata, and Sukjin Choi.
Smith House Galleries
311 S. Main Street HARRISONBURG, VA 22801
valleyarts.org | 540.801.8779
Gallery open to the public Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Academy Center of the Arts
600 Main St. Lynchburg, VA
Opening Jun 3, 2016 5-8pm
Close Jun 25 , 2016
Roundabout Art Collective Special March Exhibition
" Earth, Painting and Fire"
Painter: Yuko Nogami Taylor
Potters: Hitomi Shibata and Takuro Shibata
Exhibition Opening: March 4th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Round About Art Collective
305 Oberlin Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27605
John Jessiman with CubCreek residents and visiting artists
Opening Reception: February 26th, 6-8 pm
Lillstreet Art Center is proud to present the Cub Creek Foundation: John Jessiman With Visiting & Resident Artists, curated by Cub Creek founder and director John Jessiman. The Cub Creek Foundation is a non-profit ceramic educational facility located on a 100-acre property in Appomattox, VA. After years of teaching summer programs at Archie Bray and Alfred University, John Jessiman bought the land with the intention of creating “a residency program where emerging ceramic artists could prepare for advanced study and/or develop their careers.” In 2002, Cub Creek accepted its inaugural class of residents.
In the years since, Cub Creek has been host to more than 50 residents and numerous workshops. This exhibition features the work of 16 artists who have passed through its doors: Jessiman, Bede Clarke, Chuck Hindes, Chris Gustin, Dan Murphy, Jack Troy, Josh Deweese, Randall Edmonson, Ron Meyers, David MacDonald, Mitch Iburg, Andrew Avakian, Daniel Molyneux, Ed Feldman, Shanna Fliegel and Takuro Shibata.
Visiting Artist Workshop with John Jessiman: April 2nd and 3rd
Break away from the winter doldrums and visit the shops along Busbee Road the Saturday before Valentine’s Day.
Treat your Valentine, your friends and yourself to a beautiful country drive in the Westmoore community, south of Seagrove. On Saturday February 13th,
join the Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road as they host their annual Valentine celebration.
Enjoy refreshments and festively attired shops while perusing the season's new pottery creations. A wide selection of pottery and other fine crafts
are available for purchase, along with treats to sample and new ideas as you prepare for Valentine’s Day.
John Jessiman – A Life In Clay
Show Dates : January 12 – Feb 5, 2016
Closing reception: February 4th - 4:00–6:00 p.m., 2016
John Jessiman lecture Feb 4th 7:00 PM AJ225
This exhibition also includes
former residents of the Cub Creek Foundation:
Rachael Marne Jones
Presented by the Ball State University School of Art and the BSU Clay Guild