KATO HIROSHIGE

Courses
Last Date: Sunday, 14 July 2019 10:00 - 18:00

  

Oribe, contemporary tradition

 

 tradition

 

Potters have worked in the hills near Akazu, Seto area, for over 1000 years.

Hiroshige Kato is a fourteenth generation pottery master. Around 1610, his family was one of only 4 families to be protected by the Shogunate from the warring state in order to make tea ceremony goods for Nagoya Castle. At that time, his family broke away to form the kiln known as Kitagama. Today it is the only kiln remaining from that time.

In the late 1990’s Hiroshige’s father turned the family business into a very successful production line with the company name Kasen. Many internationally known ceramics artists have had their start at the wheel of Kasen. Over some 400 years, the family has survived major earthquakes, financial ruin and industrialization to continue hand-crafting their art. Hiroshige Kato has returned the family to its roots and his studio “Kasen Pottery” has come full-circle to produce hand-crafted traditional pottery of the highest quality.

 

 throwing

 

DAY 1 (10 am to 18 pm)

 

  • History of Japanese pottery, projection
  • Wedging clay, doing spiral correctly kikumomi style (chrysanthemum)
  • Making string cutters for hump throwing shippki
  • Hump wheel throwing:  making cups, bowls, bottles, teapots, tall skinny vases
  • Throwing plates on the hump, trimmed surface then throwing again
  • Making with a variety of chucks

 

 tool making

 

 DAY 2 (10 am to 18 pm)

 

  • Trimming on the wheel
  • Showing other techniques:  attaching handles, assembling teapot parts,

   

 brush painting

 

 DAY 3 (10 am to 15 pm)

  

  • Using floral stamps inka
  • Drawing Japanese Oribe patterns
  • Making other tools: shaping tool uchi gote, a size gauge tombo (dragonfly) and a trimming tool kanna
  • Traditional Japanese glazes

    

 

 

 

Price
390€
Duration
3 days
Teacher
Hiroshige Kato

 

All Dates


Event: From Friday, 12 July 2019 10:00 to Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:00
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
 

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- HOSTAL TURÓ de l'HOME

93.848.00.27
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25€ room

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93.848.13.57
35 € room + breakfast
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