PechaKucha Presentation

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Maki Nishimura

consultant in Ginowan

Art, Culture, and Okinawa

PRESENTED ON NOV 22, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 152

Maki Nishimura will talk about various events leading up to an auspicious event showcasing Okinawan pottery at the Naba Municipal Tsuboya Ceramic Museum during the Tsuboya Yumun festival.

沖縄の伝統陶器「やちむん」やその焼き物街の壺屋をご存知ですか?西村麻紀さんは、壺屋やちむんのお祭りの中で、那覇市立壺屋焼物博物館の野外会場にて歴史深い壺屋地域を紹介するイベント開催しました。イベント開催に至るまでの、さまざまな取り組みについてお話してくださいます。

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Earthenware's Mark

BY CLIVE BOWEN
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 22, 2012

Potter Clive Bowen recounts his journey from his years at Cardiff College of Art, where he pursued painting and etching. He held several positions after school which led to his focus of earthenware pottery. He shows slides of his work, and explains why he loves the forms and techniques which appear most frequently in his craftwork.

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The Pottery Workshop

BY DRYDEN WELLS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

"Our cornerstone workshop is located in a place called Jingdezhen, which is known as the place where porcelain was invented during the Song Dynasty."

In "The Pottery Workshop" from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 21, Dryden Wells talks about The Pottery Workshop -- a ceramics-making community and business located in Jingdezhen. Dryden goes over the history of the work space, and the vast array of programs it runs. The studio offers a variety of ceramics classes, and regularly hosts arts events for the local populace.

 
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Chihei - Playful Porcelain

BY ANITA WING YI CHU
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2013

Chihei is a community arts project combining the traditional art of handpainted porcelain with new and playful visuals. Anita Wing Yi Chu and Carman Ka Man Ching, 2 of the company's members, share some of their products and the themes behind them, as well as their community events. 

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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 23, 2015.

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Okinawa's Past, Present, and Future

BY DARYL MITCHELL
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Daryl Mitchell talks about the mission of COTONOHA, which is to encourage more artists to display their work publicly in Okinawa. He also explores the tradition and modern art culture of Okinawa. 

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PKN in Ginowan

BY MAKI NISHIMURA
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

People tend to remember Okinawa as just Okinawa, but there are actually cities there. PechaKucha Night Ginowan organizers Maki and Daryl talk about the unique challenges and benefits of having the event in their city, as well as they dream to build a more vibrant art community. This was at the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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The Vegetable Store

BY ERICA EYRES
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Erica Eyres lives and works in Glasgow.
Eyres graduated with a MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions at CCA, Glasgow and the Kunsthaus, Erfurt, with selected group exhibitions including PS1, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland. 

In this presentation Erica speaks about her project The Vegetable Store at Fireworks Studio, a pottery shop that was turned into a ceramic fruit and vegetable store.

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Universality of Ceramics

BY DEARING DAVIS
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016

 

How does clay connect us to every culture, place, and time in the world? Travel with Dearing Davis to find out why this incredible medium transcends more than we could imagine

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The Mystery of Mimbres Pottery

BY ROSLYN FASSETT
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

While traveling through the Gila Wilderness area in New Mexico, Roslyn Fassett  drove into the valley of the Mimbres people. Always having been attracted by tribal art, she focused on Mimbres pottery. Their polychrome clay bowls are greatly valued today. Rediscovered in the last century, valued and looted, the designs illustrate aspects of their everyday lives, ritual and otherworldly beliefs.