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Sat, Feb 17


The Clay Art Center

Ikebana-Inspired Pottery Workshop

A unique opportunity to create authentic Japanese vase under the expert guidance of Keiko Ashida

Ikebana-Inspired Pottery Workshop
Ikebana-Inspired Pottery Workshop

Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St, Port Chester, NY 10573, USA

About the event


Immerse yourself in the art of Japanese pottery with a special workshop designed for Ikebana enthusiasts, a unique opportunity to create authentic Japanese vase under the expert guidance of Keiko Ashida. 

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2pm - 5pm

(in case of severe winter weather it will be postponed to Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm - 5pm)

Location: The Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573

Keiko Ashida brings her rich experience from the traditional pottery town of Mashiko, Japan. Under her guidance, you'll explore and master pottery techniques vital for crafting a vase. Understand the crucial role a vase plays in Ikebana. This workshop empowers you to create a vase that is not only a piece of art but a functional element in your future Ikebana arrangements. The vase you craft will be professionally fired and glazed at the Clay Art Center, ensuring a high-quality finish. This personal creation will be a lasting memento of your journey into the fusion of Ikebana and pottery, ready to be used in your future arrangements.

Workshop Features:

• Learn slab and coil techniques for crafting elegant Ikebana vase.

• Personalize your creations with a range of glaze options.

• All creations will be professionally fired and glazed by the Clay Art Center, ready for collection within 2-3 weeks.

• The workshop fee includes all necessary tools and materials for pottery making.

About Keiko Ashida:

Keiko Ashida, a distinguished potter trained in Mashiko, Japan, and a graduate of Musashino Art University in Tokyo, brings her extensive experience and passion for pottery to this workshop. Having honed her skills through apprenticeships in Mashiko, Keiko has showcased her work in numerous solo exhibits across Japan. As a teacher at the Clay Art Center, Keiko emphasizes the fusion of technique and design, ensuring each creation is not only beautiful but functional. Her engaging teaching style, marked by rich collaboration and joyful learning, makes her classes a memorable experience.

About the Clay Art Center:

The Clay Art Center, a 501c3 non-profit in Port Chester, New York, is nationally recognized for its dedication to the advancement and practice of ceramic arts. It serves as a vibrant community for artists, students, and enthusiasts, making it the perfect setting for this Ikebana-inspired pottery workshop.

Ticket Price: IINY Member $90, Non-member $110

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