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Learn about Tea Ceremony and make your own bowl with us.

  • 49 British pounds


Tea bowls are imperfect vessels that sit snugly in your hands as you sip green tea. They are often highly prized as art objects, and have a storied history, but are simple and satisfying to make! Join us at Dalston clay to experience the therapeutic and grounding properties of playing with clay and learn to whisk matcha just like the tea masters of medieval Japan! We will begin the session with a meditation. This practice will ground us in our bodies and provide an avenue to open our senses to the way of tea. We will follow the meditation with a matcha ceremony performed by Evguenia, who will lead us through mindful contemplation of the tea, and gently help us understand the important attributes of the teabowl. Evguenia will then guide us through the process of hand-building a teabowl using pinching and carving techniques. We will hand-form our matcha bowls, then learn to carve and smooth the bowls. We can add colour and decoration to the bowls using slip. Once your bowls are finished, we will glaze and fire them, and the bowl will be ready to pick up at the end of the next month. They will be dishwasher and microwave safe, and can be used for much more than just tea! (think rice bowl, jewellery dish, salt pig...) All materials, equipment, and firings are included. You may wish to pack a lunch, or pop out of the session for a break at any time.


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