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Event Details

Make your own Japanese-inspired tea bowl

Saturday, 9 June 2018 , 12:15 to 16:15
Oriental Museum

Get creative and make a Japanese-inspired tea bowl at this 2 day workshop with Muddy Fingers Pottery.

2 day pottery workshop

Saturday 9th June and Saturday 16th June, 12.15 – 4.15pm

Join us for this fantastic 2-day workshop with Muddy Fingers Pottery. On day 1, you will meet our curators to learn about the history of Japanese tea bowls and their use in the Tea Ceremony. There will also be an opportunity to get hands on with a selection of historic tea bowls. Then, with two expert potters on hand to help, you will learn how to carve, shape and pattern your own Japanese-inspired tea bowl.

Muddy Fingers will bisque fire your tea bowl ready for day 2 on 16th June, when you will glaze and your tea bowl in an outdoor hikidashi firing.

Your finished tea bowl will be ready to take away the same day.

Suitable for adults aged 16+. No experience necessary. All materials and equipment will be provided.

£80 per person.

Places are limited, so booking is essential. Book directly through Muddy Fingers Pottery on 07904 686890, or go to the Muddy Fingers Pottery webpage.

Please note: This is a two day course. You must be available for both dates. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

About Muddy Fingers Pottery

Diane and Marvin of Muddy Fingers Pottery are two passionate potters based in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear. They make specialist and bespoke cookware, tableware, jewellery and gifts.

Muddy Fingers Pottery also delivers a range of adult night classes, school workshops and support projects in their local community.

Contact: oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk