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4911 Busbee Rd.
Seagrove, NC 27341

Studio Touya is a handmade pottery studio located in Seagrove NC where Hitomi and Takuro Shibata set up studio and built Japanese style wood kiln. Our focus is to make simple& functional pottery by using local wild clay and wood firing technique. We named our pottery as "Touya" when we started our small pottery studio in Shigaraki, Japan, and it literary means "pottery house" in Japanese which we really like.

Workshop at Penland School of Crafts August 25-31, 2019

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Workshop at Penland School of Crafts August 25-31, 2019

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Hitomi Shibata & Takuro Shibata
Exploring Natural Materials in Ceramics

AUGUST 25-31, 2019

This workshop will focus on possibilities for using natural materials. Students will learn how to process and test wild clays, ash glazes, and clay slips. Bring materials for your area to test and leave with results and the knowledge of how to experiment further at home. We’ll also make pots with stoneware, cover Japanese making and decorating, and fire gas and salt/soda kilns. Some throwing experience will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels.

Earlier Event: June 14
Workshop at Art League, Alexander VA