About this Event
Ceramic Coterie: A History of Human Civilization through Ancient Pottery and Modern Cuisine; Love in the Jomon Period
To foster a welcoming space for beginner and master ceramic artist passionate about foods and culture, a place to come together in the spirit of exchanging ideas, encourage learning, and promoting friendship.
Once a month we will study, build, and snack our way through the history of human civilization from Neolithic Chinese ceramic to Greek red-figure vase; from ancient Roman vessels, to Native American pot.
Each month, after studying and choosing a new era and theme, members will produce a ceramic piece inspired by that period. All attendees MUST bring a handmade piece from that era. You will have one month until the next gathering to research and produce a piece inspired by that previously chosen time period.
Monthly prize will be awarded for the piece that, 1) best embodies the spirit of that era through form and decorations; AND 2) best incorporate a personal element that evoke a story, feeling, and experience of the artist.
Food and beverages at the event will pair with the culture in which that’s month chosen pottery period come from.
All foods, drinks, and snacks MUST be served on handmade, 100% made in America, ceramics vessels. Plastic utensils and other mass produce, one-time-use eating vessels are prohibited.
February 23rd Gathering:
Era: Jomon Period
Theme: First Love
The Ceramic Coterie has chosen the Japanese Neolithic Jomon Period from 14,000 to 300 BCE for our first time period. Named for the cord pattern in their design, first simple vessel were hand built and decorated with impression of cord then later fired to 600 degree Celsius. They are categorize into 6 vessel shape; fukabachi, asabachi, hachi, sara, tsubo, and chuko.
In the celebration of the month of love, the theme of “First Love” has been chosen. Please produce a piece that is inspired by the Jomon Period that incorporates a memory or story of your first crush/love. It can be a first kiss, a wild romance, or a broken heart. Be creative and let your imagination go wild.
Please bring a Japanese dish or treat to share. We will have a brief discuss about our pieces follow by consuming an inordinate amount of food and drink served on handmade ceramic pieces.
Future Ceramic Era: