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  1. Advice on Studying Ceramics in Japan

    Dear John, Thank you for your fascinating post. I started making ceramics at the age of sixteen, and became more and more interested in traditional Japanese pottery, raku firing, tea ceremonies and the Japanese culture itself. I am now considering a degree in ceramics, but most courses seem very business-orientated to me. Can you recommend any programs in the UK or US that focus on the traditional (Asian) art? Thank you very much.
  2. Advice on Studying Ceramics in Japan

    Thanks Herb, for both the kind words as well as finding it interesting. I could say a lot more.... but that kind of gets to the main "starting point" pretty well. Japanese culture and Japanese ceramics, are fascinating subjects.... been pretty much focused on them since my Ceramics 1 instructor, Brenda Minisci, showed the Edith and Robert Sperry film, "Village Potters of Onda" in her class back in the late 60's. That film (and that wonderful teacher) changed my life. best, .................john
  3. Advice on Studying Ceramics in Japan

    Thanks Herb, for both the kind words as well as finding it interesting. I could say a lot more.... but that kind of gets to the main "starting point" pretty well. Japanese culture and Japanese ceramics, are fascinating subjects.... been pretty much focused on them since my Ceramics 1 instructor, Brenda Minisci, showed the Edith and Robert Sperry film, "Village Potters of Onda" in her class back in the late 60's. That film (and that wonderful teacher) changed my life. best, .................john
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