Teapots: Tradition and Innovation

Ages 18+

Saturday, February 19, 2022
February 19, 20, and 26 | 10:30 AM – 3 PM

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Study traditional tea ceremonies and investigate the variety of interpretations of this functional item through time and by different contemporary artists. Reflect upon the innovation of vessels seen in the exhibition Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, then design, sketch, and sculpt your own innovative teapot using slab building and subtractive carving techniques. The last session will be spent glazing and raku firing participants' teapots.

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Instructor: L. Luis Ortiz is a Master Ceramicist, Sculptor, and Musician. He has taught at both the Community College and University level for over 40 years, and his art work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. As Executive Director for the Arts Council of Placer County, he founded the “clayARTS” lab where adults and students were taught the art and science of ceramics. Programs were developed in partnership with the Placer County Office of Education, with outreach to the Foster Youth and Adult Education. The clayARTS lab continued until 2018 when Mr. Ortiz retired from and sold his interest in that venture. Mr. Ortiz, continues to teach art at the Nevada County Campus of Sierra College, located in the picturesque town of Grass Valley, CA.


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$210 for Nonmembers

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