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History Of Japanese Ceramics Community Education Course Nov. 3 - Dec. 6 , 2015 6-7:30 Pm

30 September 2015 - 10:17 AM

History of Japanese Ceramics


New Hampshire Institute of Art

Sharon Art Center Campus




Nov 3 – Dec 8, 2015     (6 weeks)

Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30pm

Professor John Baymore




This series of slide lectures will explore the cultural

context in which this art form developed and currently

thrives, including the impact of geography, deeply held

Shinto and Buddhist beliefs, the lifestyle of the Samurai

class, and the impact of the Tea Ceremony on the art. We

will look at the production of the Six Ancient Kilns, the

Mingei Movement, the work of the Living National

Treasures, and look at contemporary trends as new artist-potters

throw off the shackles of centuries of tradition.

Finally, we will look at how Japanese ceramics had an

impact on contemporary American artist-potter’s work,

and how Abstract Expressionism impacted the Japanese



(This is a bit similar in content to the full credit-bearing degree level

course bearing the same course title.  Without the heavy readings, papers, and exams!)


Prerequisite: None


To register



Rhiannon Mimms

(603) 836-2564



Manchester Campus:

Mon – Fri, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Fuller Hall, 156 Hanover St.


Sharon Arts Campus:

Mon – Fri, 9 am – 3 pm

457 NH Route 123, Sharon, NH









New Hampshire Institute of Art

Continuing Education Office

148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104-4858

" What Makes A Teabowl A Chawan" << John Baymore's N C E C A Confer...

18 July 2015 - 08:58 PM

Some educational stuff here relating to Chawan...........


NCECA has the audio and PowerPoint content of my lecture at the spring 2015 annual conference held in Providence, RI up online now.  If you are interested in making Chawan for actual Tea Ceremony use....... this might be interesting for you.







2015 Potters Council Election Results

29 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

Back from NCECA.  Exhausted, as always.


Now that the in-person Potters Council Advisory Board meeting held in conjunction with the annual NCECA conference is over, the new Board is seated, and the information was then released to the membership in attendance at the annual Member's Reception..............


The Potters Council is very pleased to announce that Vicky Hansen is the new Chair Elect.


The two new Board members are  E. Preston Rice (who will continue as CAD Forum Moderator also) and Evelyne Schoenmann, our first international member of the Advisory Board.


Steven Branfman moves to one year as the Immediate Past Chair,  and Kevin Crowe is the new Chair for the next year.  Retiring from their terms on the Board are Diana Pancioli and Lyndsay Meiklam.


Thanks go to Diana and Lyndsay for their service to the membership.  Thanks also go to all of the other 2015 election candidates that offered their time and expertise to potentially give back to the membership of the Potters Council.


Posting this notice is my last official act (trailing my Board 'retirement' by a couple of days) as the outgoing Immediate Past Chair and the Chair of the 2015 Nominating Committee.  Serving for the past four years on the Board has been an honor.  Thanks.






Immediate Past Chair

Chair, 2015 nominating Committee

Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote

15 January 2015 - 05:46 PM

Hey Potters Council members.........


It is election time again for the people who represent YOU.


Go here to vote online:  http://ceramicartsda...-board-members/


Or wait until the paper copy shows up in you mailbox, fill it out and mail it in.  (And no... you can't vote twice :P )


Do your civic duty to your fellow potters.................... and.....................








PS:  Thanks to those that have done so already and those that are headed there right now. ;)



Happy New Year All!

31 December 2014 - 06:12 PM

May you all have a New Year filled with health, happiness, and many successes.