Category Archives: Festival

Rosanjin & Sakura Spring

The changing seasons have strongly influenced Japanese arts for centuries and permeate all aspects of Japanese culture.  Festivals throughout the country are held to celebrate different aspects of the seasons from ‘Hanami’, (cherry blossom viewing) in Spring, to ‘Tsukimi’ (moon … Continue reading

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Total Fabrication: bringing making to the gallery

There is something special about working directly with raw materials and using hands on making processes.  This contact enables the maker to build a deep understanding of the nature of the material they are working with, which, opens up many … Continue reading

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British Ceramics Biennial 2013, Stoke on Trent, UK

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The third running British Ceramics Biennial held in Stoke On Trent finishes on the 10th November so now is your last chance to visit and be inspired by some of the great works on show this year.  One of my … Continue reading

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The British Ceramics Biennial & the importance of International Ceramics Biennials

The British Ceramics Biennial 2013 comprises of a series of ceramic exhibitions, events and activities spread across the city of Stoke on Trent, UK and the core of the festival lies in the huge China Hall at the original Spode … Continue reading

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Spirit-stirring Festival of Fire: The Ceramic Shrine, Shigaraki 信楽の火まつり

Once a year on a summer’s evening in late July, torches are burned as a sacred offering to the Ceramic Gods; the God of the Earth (Kagutsuchinokami), the God of Fire (Haniyamahimenomikoto) and the Ancestral Deity of Potters (Amenohibokonomikoto).  The … Continue reading

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