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Japanese Ceramics and Ikebana Course

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Japanese Ceramics and Ikebana Course
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Serra da Lousã

Ceramicist Shirobey Kobayashi is in Portugal for the first time at the invitation of cerdeira - Home for Creativity to lead the Japanese Ceramics and Ikebana course. With a programme dedicated to ceramics and the creation of pieces, this experience offers a unique learning experience in wood firing and a deep immersion in ceramics and Japanese culture. The search for beauty and functionality to integrate into everyday life when serving food, tea or flower arrangements is the essence of Japanese ceramics.

During the course, Shirobey Kobayashi shares her philosophy of life based on simple things that enhance the aesthetic sense in life. She teaches how to integrate ceramics and natural beauty into everyday life through Ikebana and the values and care to be taken when plating food.

Participants will learn and practise ceramic techniques such as tebineri (hand techniques) and rokuro (potter's wheel) to create chawan vases and bowls. They will also take part in all stages of wood-fired cooking in the 36-hour Sasukenei - Smokeless Kiln. The programme also includes cooking a Japanese meal on the day the oven cools down. The course ends with a Japanese tea ceremony celebrating the lessons learnt.

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Date: 6th to 15th September
PVP: 2500€/person
Duration: 10 days

6th September
- From 3pm: Reception and check-in for participants
- 17h00: Reception at the Atelier and short presentation of the group and trainers;
- 19h30: Welcome dinner at Casa das Artes

7 to 15 September: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.*, with a two-hour lunch break
16 September: Check-out from the accommodation until 11.00 a.m.

*The timetable is flexible on the days when the pieces are hung and baked. During the firing in the Sasukenei - Smokeless Oven, the students will be distributed in shifts.

Workshop available between 18:00 and 22:00.

- Introduction to the course, based on Shirobey Kobayashi's philosophy of life and work in the context of Japanese ceramics;
- Introduction to the concept of Ikebana;
- Techniques for building jars, vases, chawan bowls, among others;
- Potter's wheel;
- Kamazume (hanging) and Kamataki (firing) in the Sasukenei - smokeless kiln;
- Plating techniques and group meals;
- Opening the kiln and tea ceremony.

The full programme for the Japanese ceramics and ikebana course is available on request.

The course fee includes:
- Training for 5-6 hours a day, spoken in English and with support in Portuguese and German;
- Workshop open 12 hours a day;
- Lunch during the course, from 7th to 15th September;
- Accommodation in a dormitory at the hostel during the course (10 nights) *;
- All the materials needed for the course;
- Welcome dinner on the first day of the course;
*The hostel is equipped with two dormitories (female/male), a kitchen and bathrooms. The booking includes towels and bed linen.

Cancellation policy:
You can cancel within 14 days of booking, paying the relevant transfer fees. In accordance with EU consumer protection legislation, the course fee will not be refunded after 14 days. However, the fee will be fully refunded if the training cannot be held due to a lack of sufficient students.

All prices quoted include VAT at the legal rates in force.

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Shirobey Kobayashi
Shirobey Kobayashi
Shirobey Kobayashi was born in Japan in 1955. After travelling the world, she returned to Japan and learned to work in ceramics. As a ceramist, Shirobey creates unique pieces, large vases, objects and tableware, which are fired for 5 to 7 days in her Anagama kiln, receiving the ashes from the fire, forming natural glazes with unique colours and effects. Shirobey Kobayashi exhibits regularly in Tokyo and around the world. She has shared her knowledge in various artist residencies and workshops in countries such as Australia, the USA, Brazil and Korea.


Lugar da Cerdeira, Lousã 3200-509
Latitude: 40.09383719152
Longitude: -8.194771674591