Ceramic Workshop with Imahiko Kawamura

A special event, exclusively for the British Sake Association.

In this workshop 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: Monday 15th April 2019  from 6.30- 8..30 pm
Where: 100 Richmond Avenue, Islington, London N1 0LS (nearest tube: Angel) 

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

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED AND PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS

About the Event

As this is primarily a ceramics event we will present one sake only, but at two or three different temperatures: room, chilled and warm, so this will be a chance to try out different drinking vessels, and different temperatures. Throughout, Ima-san and Shirley will chat informally about ceramics, as well as introducing us to some of the guiding principles of Japanese tableware. 

We will begin at 6.30 prompt and pack up at 8.30. 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 on the night)

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.

Grand Christmas Sake Tasting 2018

Come and join us to celebrate the end of 2018 bonenkai-style with a Grand Tasting of sakes at our second riverside tasting extravaganza.

Date: Monday 3rd December 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Location: The Star and Garter

4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney SW15 1JN

Tel: 020 8788 0345

The sakes will be accompanied by buffet-style food platter and there are raffle prizes to be won, with proceeds going to one British and one Japanese charity.

Cost: £25 BSA members £30 non-members

Please book through events@britishsakeassociation.org

Tenth Anniversary!

Save The Dates!

Tuesday 30th October 2018

It will be ten years this October since we officially started the British Sake Association, and to celebrate we will be holding a very special Tenth Anniversary Dinner. Details to follow, but please Save The Date of 30th October, for a memorable evening, at SO restaurant, near Piccadilly circus.

Monday 3rd December ; our annual pre-Christmas bonenkai and Grand Tasting at The Star and Garter Hotel, Putney Embankment. SW15

Other autumn dates to be confirmed in due course

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Shirley

Make your own Choko!

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.

https://www.facebook.com/imahiko.kawamura

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

End of Year Riverside Grand Tasting

Celebrate the end of 2017 ‘bonenkai’ style with a Grand Sake Tasting of miscellaneous Sakes

Location: The Star and Garter Pub 4, Lower Richmond Road, Putney SW15 1JN (020 8788 0345)

Transport (lots!): tube District Line to Putney Bridge; overground Waterloo to Putney; river boat Westminster to Putney Pier

Buses : 14, 414, 22,  220, 430, 265, 485

Date: Tuesday 12th December

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm (or thereabouts)

Cost: £25 BSA members; £30 non-members and guests

Booking through the BSA not the venue

shirley@britishsakeassociation.org

A selection of cheese and charcuterie on party-style platters will be provided. There will be a raffle, with a selection of prizes, mostly sake-related!

Thank you to our sponsors: Tengu Sake; SamSake; Harro Foods; Tazaki Foods; Akashi-Tai and SanRan (Japan)