Kigata Banko teapot workshop
Kigata Banko Yaki was invented 190 years ago by Japanese craft artist Yugetsu Mori (1808-1882). He applied a puzzled wooden mold technique to teapot-making for green tea ceremonies. After the teapot takes shape, the wooden mold can be cleverly deconstructed and removed from within. This technique allows the teapots to keep the warm handmade feel while being very thin and light, perfectly suitable for drinking green tea.
This time we are going to make teapot with Japanese traditional wooden mold.
During the workshop, you will make teapot and green tea cups (optional). After the firing with 1230 degrees carious in the kiln, you will get glazed (/ or unglazed) your original own teapot. Mostly it takes about three weeks to be finished.
11;00 Start workshop
Wrapping thin rice paper on wooden mold
Wrapping clay on the paper
Finish upper part of body
Make smooth surface
Make whole for spout
13;15-13;45 Lunch pause
(Japanese lunch) Handmade Miso soup, rice balls with Umeboshi flavor, Egg roll with seaweed and sesame leaves, fermented vegetable pickles. (with reservation)
Make a lid
Attach spout to body
Attach handle to body
Dissolve wooden mold and take out.
*Optionally make green tea cup.
*At a moment due to covid-19, workshop is postponed. Please send us email to resister on the waiting list for the next workshop.
Please send us email for the information of about another workshops, for example; for school, company, hospital.
Friday 5 July 2019
Coming Friday, I will give Gyokuro tea ceremony with my Banko teapot, after Sanny's Cashmere Yoga lesson.
I will use bio Gyokuro Green tea from Fujiwara town, Mie in Japan (next town I grew up).
This Green tea has a special taste, which refreshes in your month, sharpens mind and clears your body.
On coming Friday, the weather allows us to give our workshop outside on the green field!
And I am pretty much excited that I got chance to give Mie gyokuro green tea ceremony with teapots on Bussum green field!
Sanny Bijvoet /Cashmere Yoga
Friday 14 September 2019
Friday 28 September 2019
"Soul on paper and earth"
· Introduction to traditional Japanese art forms:
· Sumi-e painting
· Attending the Tea Ceremony -to be relaxed-
· Calligraphy for painting a ceramic plate
· Find the way to yourself through the philosophy of imperfection
Saturday morning 14 September Bussum 10.00 - 13.00 Atelier Haruka
Saturday morning 28 September Giekerk 10.00 - 13.00 Atelier Mieke