Karatsu: Tradition and Evolution
*Updates will be added to this page as they happen*
I am pleased to announce the official website for the Workshop in Taku 2014. The Workshop in Taku is an ongoing series of bi-annual workshops aimed at bringing the tradition of Karatsu ware to a worldwide audience, as well as promoting interaction and exchange between artists, collectors, scholars, and laymen on an international level.
I am proud to announce that the theme and dates for the third biannual Workshop in Taku have been decided.
11/8 - 11/14
As the name implies, this week long workshop will focus on the 500+ year history of Karatsu, from its roots in Korea to its introduction and relationship with tea ceremony, its near demise, and finally its revival and resurgence during the 20th century.
As always, the workshop will be comprised of day trips, demonstrations, and lectures, with evenings devoted to studio time, discussion, and participant presentations.
Accomodations and schedule will be finalized 6 months prior to the workshop dates. Leading up to that time, presenting artist's profiles will be added to the Artists page, The Food/Sleep page will be updated to include final choice of accomodations, and the Program page will reflect the final schedule.
Currently, the Home and Fees pages contain the most of the necessary info, but if you have additional questions, please email privately and I will address them as best I can.
The link below will take you to the Home page:
Thank you and looking forward to your visit!