Japanese Pottery

Wednesday, June 16 - 6:30 PM

Japanese Pottery | Summer 2021: June 16-July 14 | Ages 18+

Wednesday 6:30-8:30 PM

(4 weeks)

Instructor: John Miyazawa

NOTE: No class June 30.

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a chawan and a yunomi is? Japan has a rich history of making objects out of clay and firing since the Neolithic age called the Jomon period (14,000-300 BCE). In this workshop, we will be exploring the deep world of Japanese ceramics with John Miyazawa who has traveled extensively through the country and learned some useful techniques and methods of making vessels. Japanese aesthetics will be touched on, as well as some relevant historical, cultural, and social developments that help shape the vessels they make. Special techniques like the use of a lightweight kickwheel, repeat throwing off the hump, trimming on a chuck, spiral wedging, and variety of surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated. We will also be looking at important clay artists both old and contemporary.

All adult classes include Monday Night Open Studio (6:30-8:30 PM) and 2 Free Pass Saturdays (June 26 & July 31, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM).


237 S. Walnut Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Event Type


Wayne Center for the Arts

Date / Time

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


(330) 264-2787
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