An introduction to Japanese Brush Painting (Sumi-e) & Raku Pottery
Join renowned potter Anthony Shapiro and Louis van Loon, founder of The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo in this fascinating experience of Shibuie - a form of art that relies as much on unpredictable natural processes as it does on the artist directing them.
Louis will teach participants the classical Japanese brush painting techniques (sumi-e) using the genuine materials.
Under Anthony’s direction, participants will produce a pinch pot which they will carve and decorate. They will receive another two tea bowls to sumie-decorate and glaze.
Anthony will then fire up the kiln. We will watch the magic as the pots emerge triumphantly.
This workshop of 3 days is presented twice. Choose your dates.
4 – 6 May 2017 or 11 – 13 May 2017 at Art in the Forest in Cecilia Forest near Constantia Nek, Cape Town