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December 4, 2019 - December 10, 2019
One event on December 6, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on December 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on December 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Tokyo artist Tamomi Kamoshita will return later this year to teach the modern techniques of Kintsugi. Kintsugi, “Golden Joinery,” is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery.
Kamoshita will introduce Yobitsugi, one of the most artistic Kintsugi techniques. “Yobi” means to call and “tsugi” means to connect. Rather than only using pieces from the original ceramic object, Yobitsugi incorporates “foreign” pieces from other objects to mend the broken ceramic item.
In collaboration with the Yobitsugi (Kintsugi) workshop, Elaine Yuen, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, will speak on art, perception, and creativity. By noticing our direct sense perceptions such as touch and sight, we will explore our choices in recreating a whole piece from brokenness. There will also be opportunity to reflect on and appreciate the meanings of this recreation.
Please check our schedule for the multiple courses of the workshops and lectures in Sonoma, San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado.