28th April – Make your own Choko! (past)

Ceramic Workshop with Imahiko Kawamura: A SPECIAL event exclusively for the British Sake Association

You are invited to make your very own sake pots with the renowned Japanese potter Imahiko Kawamura. Ima-san will guide you as you make a choko (cup) and either a tokkuri (bottle) or katakuchi (lipped dish for pouring sake), using a slab or coiled technique (no wheels).

When: Saturday 28th April 2018. 1.30- 4.30 pm
Where: Redlees Gallery, Redlees Park, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6DW
(Free parking in Redlees Park; buses H37 from Richmond: 267 from Hammersmith)

Cost: £45 Members £55 non-members (includes all materials – for two vessels – glazing and firing.)Japanese nibbles and of course some sake to keep you going! Bookings via events@britishsakeassociation.org

Marie will present a couple of sakes, one chilled and one warm, so this will be a chance to try out different drinking cups, and different temperatures. Throughout Ima-san will chat informally with Shirley and Marie about ceramics, as well as introducing us to some of the guiding principles of Japanese tableware.

We will begin after lunch at 1.30 and pack up at 4.30. At the end of the session Ima-san will take your pots away, and glaze and fire them for you at her kiln. Finished pots will be returned to you after firing (details of how we do this to be confirmed)

Imahiko Kawamura is a ceramic artist who exhibits regularly at museums and galleries in the UK and Japan. She specializes in making decorative porcelain vessels and vases with a crystalline glaze, using methods based on Japanese tableware. She enjoys passing on her extensive knowledge of working with clay to all levels, as well as introducing Japanese tableware and the history of Japanese ceramics.


Photos courtesy Imahiko Kawamura (left), and Paul Polydorou (right)

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