paul haigh wrote:Excellent work, as always, John. Best of luck, and post pics of the latest student chawan on Facebook if you get the chance.
Thanks for the praise there. It is a great exhibition overall.
Yesterday afternoon was the main chawan workshop glazing session. They have a total of about 120 chawan to glaze. They made a good dent in them..... but still have til 8 PM Sunday nioght to have them glazed and on the "to be fired shelves".
I am looking forward to seeing the results too.... some of them REALLY caught on to the concepts and there are a few pieces there with some REAL potential. But as you well know "it ain't over until it's over
", so hopefully the gamakamisama will smile upon their efforts.
We have a semi-formal usucha Chakai scheduled on Sunday afternoon August 12th when they each will get to USE their bowls by preparing tea and also drinking tea. They've had a basic but detailed Taemae written "script" with diagrams and a video to study for the past two weeks to help get ready for it. I just ordered some top quality Matcha from Uji, Japan for it (thank goodness for lab fees!
) and I'm getting wagashi shipped from Minamoto Kichoan in NYC.
I'll likely get some images up of the bowls and the Chakai on my Facebook "My Institute Classes" photo album.
...............john(PS: For those here "not in the loop"....... Paul is talking about the summer workshop I am teaching called "Making Handbuilt Chawan for Tea Ceremony".)