Workshop

Chawan Tea Cups and Raku Workshop - 1st Edition March

12 Mar 2021 – 14 Mar 2021

Regular hours

Fri, 12 Mar
15:00 – 18:00
Sat, 13 Mar
10:00 – 18:00
Sun, 14 Mar
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

€250
10% early bird discount for registrations (50% payment) until January 12th 2021
3% discount on the course fee if you make prompt payment

Cerdeira Home for Creativity

Lousã
Coimbra District, Portugal

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Travel Information

  • Take the bus to Coimbra. In Coimbra take the bus called “Metro Mondego” headed towards Lousã. In Lousã, take a taxi to the village, which is about 9 km away. The ride should cost you about 13€ and can be booked by calling +351 917 866 975.
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  • Take the train to Coimbra. In Coimbra, at the Coimbra-A train station, take the bus called “Metro Mondego” headed towards Lousã. In Lousã, take a taxi to the village, which is about 9 km away. The ride should cost you about 13€ and can be booked by calling +351 917 866 975.

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We started from the ancestral technique of the ball to make a set of Chawan tea cups (Japanese cups) followed by thinning with a rudimentary wooden tool to give them their shape.

About

Looking for the relationship between the object and the hand, we explore the balance of form and dimension in a rhythmic cadence of time like a pulse. We propose the construction of a memory about knowing how to do, the expression that each one can transmit to matter, each moment of contemplation, the reunion with oneself in a cup of tea.The highlight of this workshop is always the Raku firing! We will decorate our set of cups of tea with glazes and ceramic dyes and then submit them to the action of fire in the Raku kiln, for about 30 minutes. We can enjoy the incandescent pieces when they come out of the kiln and we are surprised by the effects produced by this process.

Program:

  • Production of chawan tea cups with the ancestral technique of Phinching;
  • Making bisque firing;
  • Preparation of glazes for use in Raku cooking;
  • Decoration techniques for Raku.

The course fee includes:

  • Integration in small working groups (4 to 6 people);
  • Training 6 - 8 hours/day with technical assistant, spoken in English and Portuguese;
  • Studio open 12 hours a day;
  • All materials;
  • Shared room accommodation in our Residences (shared house with equipped kitchen, changing room, washing machine and Wifi) or 10% discount for individual accommodation with a minimum of 2 nights.
 

Registration deadline: 12 February 2021

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Exhibiting artists

Paula Violante e Miguel Neto

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