TAASA CERAMICS STUDY GROUP, SYDNEY – TAASA Review September 2013
Simplicity of chance: Japanese tea ceramics Saturday 12 October, 10am 12.30pm COFA, Oxford St, Paddington This symposium will explore the rich variety of ceramics associated with the tea culture that evolved in Japan from the 16th century.
Guest speakers are: Paul Davies, potter, teacher and ex Director of the Sturt Pottery, Mittagong, will relate his experience working with the Saka family, descendants of the potters who established Hagi ware in Japan. Ann Macarthur, Senior Co-ordinator of Asian Programs, AGNSW, trained in tea ceremony at Urasenke headquarters, Kyoto, will talk about the aesthetics of tea and associated ceramics. John Freeland, ceramics expert, will explore how our perceptions of the tea bowl have been driven as much by past debates about defining `beauty’ as the objects themselves. Participants are invited to bring their own ceramic pieces. Morning tea will be provided.
$30 members; $35 non members...