International Tea Bowl Exhibition in Belguim
I have been invited to participate in The International Exhibition of Tea Bowls in Antwerp, Belguim, organized by The Last House. I have submitted four pieces in four different styles that reflect the four countries in which I have lived. India, England, Spain and Japan. Perhaps the most controversial is the Gold Chawan. I was shown the connection by a friend in Delhi between India and The Japanese Tea Ceremony and how Sen-no Rikyu decided on the size of the Tea Room. His inspiration was a sutra by Vikramidatya in which it is said that to the truly Enlightened there is no concept of space. The Tea Bowl is meant to reflect all that is out, within. This is what happens with a highly reflective surface. Below is information about the show.
We The Last House - Ceramic Learning Centre for Wood & Gas kilns & Glaze Technology have prepared a ceramic symposium together with Province of Antwerp and the the Japanese delegation in Belgium.
The symposium starts on the 10th of september with the opening ofTthe Chawan Project. Futher more there are 8 ceramic expos, 15 Readings, a film festival with 8 premi?res for Europe and one world premi?re film on woodfiring. Demostrations, Ido, Raku, Tea Ceremony's, Workshops, woodfiring, etc..
1. At 8PM on 10 th, the official opening ceremony given and followed by a
reception. The ceremony was organized by Antwerpe province with many official
guests such as Gorvernor of Antwerpe province, the ambassador of Japan,
mayors from 5 cities, public museum directors, journalists, special
guests, exhibition participants...
2. The exhibition catalogue was introduced
3. on 11th the first symposium "lectures and demonstrations" were given
by Japanese guest participants.
We made many photos to illustrate the activities, but it was too busy to
make individual chawan display in the exhibition room.
We will make more detailed photos of the display next weekend so, please
come back to see our Homepage.
Please enjoy and share your Chawan exhibition,
We appreciate all of you for participation and showing us your kind heart
and generous spirit of Tea and Chawan.
Thank you very much for trusting in our only good intentions for the
tea/chawan culture and philosophy of Wabi-Sabi expo. http://www.jnt.info
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Please enjoy and share your Chawan exhibition, We appreciate all of you for participation and showing us your kind heart and generous spirit of Tea and Chawan. http://www.jnt.info
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