Japanese Pottery with Akiko by Clover & Emilia Pottery - art in London
Japanese Pottery with Akiko by Clover & Emilia Pottery - art in London

Japanese Pottery with Akiko

This 12 weeks course focus on wheel throwing and decoration technique inspired by Japanese ceramic, delivered by Akiko, a ceramist based in London and Tokyo

Pottery And Mosaics Class

Twelve session course

Beginner

South Wimbeldon SW19

Japanese Pottery with Akiko
by Clover & Emilia Pottery
Twelve session course
£460 per person

Classes

Twelve session course

Evening

This 12 weeks mixed ability course will take you through the basics of the pottery throwing and decorating inspired by Japanese pottery. No previous experience of working with clay is required!

Please note: there will be no class on 28 October

You will be guided through clay preparation, from throwing on the pottery wheel, to refining and glazing your works. Beginners will learn clay preparation, throwing and trimming. For experienced learners, we can tailor the workshop to focus on any techniques or shapes you would like to improve on.

It will be taught in a relaxing environment in a small group of 8, and you will be guaranteed a wheel to use every class, with no need to share. All tools and materials are included. Firing is charged at £1 per 100g weight of clay.

Included among techniques, but not limited to:

  • Clay preparation
  • Throwing on the potter's wheel: centring, opening, pulling up, shaping.
  • Trimming
  • Glazing

In addition, tutor Akiko will introduce styles and techniques from Japanese pottery, including but not limited to:

  • Minimimlistic
  • Ukiyo-e
  • Wabisabi
  • Raku

Please note: there will be no class on 28 October

About the tutor: Akiko Matsuda was born in Kanagawa, Japan, graduated fromTama Art University in Tokyo which she majored in ceramics. After setting up her own studio in Tokyo called ‘Akopottery’ and achieved great success, she uprooted herself to London in 2018 where she was offered a ceramic resident artist/teacher position as a London-based ceramics studio which is also the base and inspiration for her own ceramic work and music collaborations. https://akikomatsuda.com

Akiko's making focuses on a concept called ‘Yaeh’ which means fang in Japanese. Using the mold of her teeth as a base as the sense of identity with the pondering question of “what do you want to leave in this world before you die?”, she hopes her art can continue to uncover new forms, evolve and spread the joy of different lived experiences.

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Select a class time

Mon 16 Sep 2019, 6:45pm - 9:15am
2 slots left
South Wimbeldon, SW19 3TZ
2 slots left

Mon 23 Sep, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 30 Sep, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 7 Oct, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 14 Oct, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 21 Oct, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 4 Nov, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 11 Nov, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 18 Nov, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 25 Nov, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 2 Dec, 6:45pm - 9:15am

Mon 9 Dec, 6:45pm - 9:15am

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Class location

South Wimbeldon
Studio 3, ACAVA Studios
21C Lombard Road
SW19 3TZ
London

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Japanese Pottery with Akiko by Clover & Emilia Pottery - art in London

About your host, Clover & Emilia Pottery

About the Studio: Located in a light industry building 10 minute walk from South Wimbledon or Morden Station (Northern Line), Studio 3 is run by two resident ceramic artists Clover and Emilia. The studio is equipped with 8 pottery wheels, and over 20 glazes, two on site kilns and plenty of shelving to store works.

About the Classes: You will be taught in a relaxing and creative environment in a small group of up to 8, targeting on throwing on a potter's wheel. No previous experience of working with clay is required. Beginners will learn clay preparation, throwing and trimming. For experienced learners, we can tailor the workshop to focus on any techniques or shapes you would like to improve on.

Our theTutors: Clover Lee: a London base craft potter, a finalist of BBC reality talent show The Great Pottery Throwdown 2017. She started her pottery journey in 2011 as an evening student before becoming a full time potter in 2018. Clover is proud of her Asian heritage and creates a mixture of functional and stunning items - such as bonsai planters, decorative vases, sake sets, mugs and tableware. She says she is "inspired by the traditional art and culture of China and Japan".

Emilia Radlinska: trained as a ceramicist at the Australian National University (Canberra School of Art). Since graduating in 2002 she has practised, exhibited and taught ceramics in Australia, the USA and for the last five years, at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio in Scotland.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting Clover.

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Notes

Please bring any inspirational items, such as sketchbooks, examples of works you really like, or your own works. As well as this, comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and your own apron if you have one. If you have long hair please tie them back.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Japanese Pottery with Akiko
by Clover & Emilia Pottery
Twelve session course
£460 per person
Twelve session course
from £460 per person