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A workshop for: elementary, middle and high school art
and music teachers; musicians; potters and artists.
The first cross curricular international art and music workshop which plans to fully explore the idiom:
“Music Meets Clay”
Well equiped Clay studios and informal music performance areas will provide venues for a weekend of creative
instruction and exchange. Our group of internationaly reknowned potters and musicians will lead a variety of semiars
and mini workshops which will lead towards a series of public and private performance events over the weekend.
The workshop is based in Mashiko , Japan (one of the foremost pottery areas made famous by Shoji Hamada and
boasts over 1,000 potters with almost as many working kilns!).
Participants arrive October 20th by 7:00 pm for Nabe supper at the Potters’Inn.
Day 1 Friday October 21
7:00-(Help yourself ) Hearty healthy breakfast
9:00 -10:00 Euan Craig drum body throwing demo
10:00-11:00 Kusakabe san extruded flute making demo. participants will also
work on pre prepared leather hard pieces
11:00-12:00 Bruce Huebner talk on the evolution of shakuhachi in Japan
12:00-1:00 group ceramic instrument sharing session
1:00-5:00 open studio time
5:00-6:00 Japanese dinner in the Potters’ Inn
6:30 final prep for the concert sound check etc.
7:30 Public Classical concert featuring wood fired shakuhachi. Bruce Huebner
and Robbie Belgrade (percussion)
9:30- after party jam around the Potters’ Inn fire
Day 2 Saturday October 22nd
7:30-(Help yourself )Hearty healthy breakfast
9:00 -10:30 Robbie Belgrade presentation on ethnic percussion/drum circle
involving local and international musicians
11:00-12:00 kiln building with Kusakabe san / Steve Tootell sets up the raku kiln
1:00 finishing, decorating and glazing pre bisqued flutes and drums
2:00- raku firing the flutes and instruments
7:00 dinner at George Guine’s Jazz Restaurant followed by electric blues jam led
by world jazz vocalist Joe Lee Wilson and guitarist Brent Huber.
Day 3 Sunday October 23rd
8:00 (Help yourself )Healthy hearty breakfast.
Pack up the Potters’ Inn
Finish up work
Visit to Hamada Shoji museum with Euan Craig
visit to Euan Craig home and studio
workshop finishes at 12:00
Shared accomodation with the group at the Mashiko Tao Art Club ‘Potters’ Inn (5 mins
walk from the center of Mashiko) in true Japanese “minshuku style”. You will sleep on a futon
on a tatami floor and cook over a tradtional sunken charcoal fire. The “Potters’ Inn is a hundred
year old minshuku which is equipped with modern bathrooms,large kitchen and western toilets.
Lunches are self prepared or taken ( at your own cost ) at one of the many local restaurants close by.
Other accommodation possibilities can be supplied on request.
3 nights/3 days accomodation and subsistence - 29,000 yen
Workshop / wheel rental/ materials -10,000 yen
Entrance fee to Hamada Museum- 1,000 yen
Non refundable Course registration Fee- 20,000yen
TOTAL COST - 60,000 yen
Transportation paid for by participants-local transport details available on request.
1. Make email application to Steve Tootell : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. On receipt of transfer bank details please remit 20,000 japanese yen
non refundable course registration fee.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: OCTOBER 10th 2005
For further information please email Steve Tootell, Head of Creative and performing Arts,International School of the
Sacred Heart, 4-3-1 Hiroo,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0012, Japan . tel; +81-3-3400-3951/ fax:+81-3-3400-3496