Top 10 Best Japanese Pottery classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Japanese pottery courses are a good way of developing both your clay skills and to mix socially with similarly interested and like-minded people. You will make friends, learn together and have fun whilst accomplishing your hand Japanese pottery goals.

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9. Japanese Pottery with Akiko
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. 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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