Exploring Japanese Pottery
Dates and Times: March 4 and 11; 1-3 pm; March 18 and 25; 12:30-3:30 pm
Registration Deadline: March 1
This workshop is for all levels – from absolute beginners to experienced potters who wish to explore Japanese pottery making. We will explore Japanese pottery’s 15,000 year history from the Jomon era to the present.
Week 1 will look at historical pots up to the Mingei movement. Week 2 will be spent with contemporary potters and a virtual visit to a couple potters’ studios. Week 3 we will make our own kurinuki pots, and week 4 we will fire those pots using the Raku method.
John Huston is the GAAC Potter-in-Residence at Thoreson Farm. John has been a potter for more than 40 years. He studied in Ohio and Japan and started Platte River Pottery in Benzie County in 1978. He and his wife Amy Stevens own and operate Glen Lake Artists Gallery in Glen Arbor. instagram.com/thoresonfarmpottery
Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil. All other supplies are furnished.
Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: https://glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/
COVID-RELATED UPDATES TO 2022 PROGRAMS AS OF December, 2021
To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.
Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
All students must wear face coverings inside the center.
Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.
To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated.