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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Tootell’

Posted in Blog on May 14, 2015

Support NEPAL SEEDS

Announcement of the Nepal Exhibition. Some of my ceramic works I had left with a friend in Kamakura, Japan. Now I donated everything to my friend Steve Tootell who organizes an exhibition at the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo of ceramic works from many well-k ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 12, 2013

Charlotte Uden’s Ceramics Exhibition at ISSH ...

  Charlotte opened her first ceramic show at the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo on Thursday February 7. She was a student at this school during High School and Steve Tootell was her ceramics teacher.¬†You can watch a VIDEO of her show on YouTube and Vimeo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 5, 2011

Meeting Matsuzaki-san and Hamada-san

Yesterday, Adriaan and I went to Mashiko with Steve Tootell (Head of the Creative and Performance Department from the International School of Sacred Heart), who was driving up with 2 students to make a movie about the aftermath of the earthquake in Mashiko. Koichiro Isaka-san fro ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on March 13, 2011

Earthquake/tsunami and Frith workshop

First, I would like to say how devastating the earthquake and tsunami is for Japan. I was at that moment home in California and am now in Chicago with my youngest son, Arjan. This was all already planned of course. But Adriaan was in our house in Kamakura and felt the biggest sho ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 22, 2009

The 10th World Art Educators’ Workshop

For 3 days I participated in The 10th World Art Educators’ Workshop featuring IKUZO FUJIWARA and coordinated by Steve Tootell, ceramic art and performance art director from the International School of The Sacred Heart in Tokyo and facilitated by Euan Craig, a Mashiko woodf ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 5

The last day we finished several projects and raku fired our glazed pots. Steve explains how the procedure goes. Steve starts the gas firing.The temperature will be at 900 Celsius in 1 hr. Almost ready for take out. Jennifer taking out pots. You put the pots in a trash can. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 4

After returning to the International School of Sacred Heart we glazed bisques pots for the raku we would do the next, last day. Kusakabe-san showed us how. In the evening we enjoyed our last dinner together in a Balinese restaurant. Milan, Ixchel, Euan, Jennifer, Helen, Cat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 3

Kusakabe-san showed us the next day how to trim Japanese tea bowls. Every tea bowl has its own characteristic foot “kodai”. He starts out trimming with a bamboo stick to make it even and to clearly mark the beginning of the bottom part of the bowl. And of cour ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 2

I am on my way back to the US and am in the train from Kamakura to Narita Airport what will take about 2 1/2 hours. A perfect time to continue my writing until the battery runs out. The 2nd day started out with a demonstration of Euan Craig to make different kinds of ceramic ware ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 28, 2008

The Art of Tea Workshop in Tokyo 1

The 9th World Art Educators’ Workshop in Tokyo, Japan started in the evening with a first meeting for signing in and dinner. But before that we prepared for the coming days. Steve Tootell was the organizer of the workshop. The two Master Potters were Euan Craig and Kasakab ... Continue Reading

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