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Workshop: Ceramic Pinch Pot Tea Bowl Making

  • Palette SF 816 Folsom Street San Francisco United States (map)

with Andrew M. Kontrabecki

The Pinch Pot technique is one of, if not the oldest method in the world by which humans have made ceramic vessels. This ancient technique allows the tea bowl creator to displace clay from the interior of the mass and move it out from the center in order to create volume. This can be done with nearly any type of clay or moldable material.

For this workshops, Andrew has chosen white stoneware for its timeless appearance. Students will create a handheld personal tea bowl that can be used for warm or cold beverages.

Special Note: Once made, the bowls will need to be left at Palette for approximately two weeks until they are fully dried and fired. Palette staff will notify students once their wares are available for pickup.

Bites from the Palette menu along with a tea and wine pairing will be included in the workshop.

Cost: $90

Andrew M. Kontrabecki believes good functionality reaches beyond the function of wares, often changing the environment the ceramics are used in. His wares are imbued with a reductive style that isolates the purpose of the object while eschewing additional flourish and ornament, depicting the beauty of an object as it is and finding style in how it might interact with its surroundings. As house ceramist, Andrew leads the ceramics program at Palette, creating wares for the restaurant and Shop.

Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
No children under the age of 10.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

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