Mindfulness and Japanese Ceramics

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Mindfulness and Japanese Ceramics

540.00

Starting 15th of March - May 10th (inclusive)

Friday Evenings 5:45pm -8:45pm

Payment plan available- please see enquire in store (8 payments of $67.50)

Learn how to cultivate your mindfulness, natural joy and stillness to transform a piece of clay into a beautiful, functional and timeless ceramic object. We will learn how to move at 'the pace of mindfulness' as we work, interact with others and observe ourselves. Through the exploration of specific mindfulness techniques we will bring a joyful focus and a powerful sense of ease to our work and to our lives. This course will be based on Japanese aesthetic values that allow us to be fully human and imbue our work with our beautiful, powerful and compassionate humanity. 

What to expect


We will learn to make Japanese cups and bowls using our own joyful presence and energy. You will learn how to trim them and about glazing materials and technique. We will explore our own thought patterns as we work and how fast we can move through life in a way that allows us to maintain a sharp but gentle awareness. Each student will receive three glaze-fired pieces that they've created at the end of the course.

About the tutor


John Hattom is a ceramicist of the Japanese aesthetic and is creative director of Ghatikara Gallery and Studio in Bullaburra. He is founder of the Harrisonburg Meditation Centre in Virginia, USA, and is author of the book, 'The Heart Blooms in Silence: Reflections from a Year in Solitary Meditation.' John has studied Theravada, Tibetan, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean Buddhism as well as various other spiritual and mystic traditions. He brings his extensive knowledge of mindfulness, meditation and ceramics to this course.


Course includes

A 3 hour Mindfulness and Ceramic practice with artist John Hattom for the duration of 8 weeks. All clay, tools and glazes are provided. Each students will have an opportunity to take home three glaze-fired pieces of stoneware. Both bisque and glaze firings are included in the cost of the course.

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