SHIBUIE: The Accident of Beauty (May 2017)

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

No art experience required.
Cost for 3 days (including tea bowls to take home): R1960. Please contact Erika on
Tel: 021 786 5261 • 084 604 9931