Ceramic Exhibition & Workshop
December 6 - 16, 2019
On View during regular hours
Thick Tea Ceremony
森 宗碧 濃茶茶会
Sunday, December 15, 11 am - 12 pm
Reservation available, please click here
Friday, December 6, 6 pm - 8 pm
at Setsugekka East Village
We are pleased to announce that Sawami Aoki will be holding ceramic exhibition and workshop at Setsugekka. Sawami has received numerous awards on oil painting, ceramics, sculptures, design and photography in the past.
This exhibit is Sawami's second one after two years at Setsugekka, featuring the tea container, chaire, which is to hold thick tea used at Japanese tea ceremony. She made Shifuku, a silk pouch with drawstring for holding a tea container as well. She chose silk cloth by untying men's tie, such as Brooks Brothers tie made in New York. What a wonderful sense she has! She also exhibit tea bowls, dishes, cat shaped flower vases, and so on.
On the weekend, Sawami hold Kobukusa, Japanese tea ceremony silk cloth, workshop and Souheki Mori will be holding thick tea ceremony, assisted by Junya Mori, in conjunction with Sawami's exhibition. Please kindly note that the seats for the workshop and tea ceremony are limited, so please register early. Thank you.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and sharing Sawami's beautiful artworks with you.
Sawami Aoki 青木沢美
Being a wife and mother, Sawami Aoki started her career as an artist after she moved to New York in 1985. Using technique of pottery from 1994, her works always reflect who she is, and make everyone smile.
Born and raised in Japan.
1977 - 1984 Shukugawagakuin College
(Commercial Design, Sculptures and Oil Paintings)
2008 Brooklyn Green point Library
“Green point 100” - Group Exhibition (New York)
2016 Japan Information Center Gallery, Consulate General of Japan in N.Y.
“NEKO TEN - Cat art by five women” - Group Exhibition (New York)
2015 Japan Information Center Gallery, Consulate General of Japan in N.Y.
“Pottery in Life” – Group Exhibition (New York)
2015 Café Lantern
“Cat Photo Exhibition” - Solo Exhibition (Ikeda City, Osaka, Japan)
2014 Globus Washitsu
“Ceramic and Cat Photo Exhibition” - Solo Exhibition (New York)
“Cats in the 80"s of NY" Photography and Ceramic Exhibition” - Solo Exhibition (New York)
2018 Gallery Saika
“Cat Exhibition” - Group Exhibition (Ibaraki, Japan)
2018 Gallery Ryo
“Cat Exhibition” - Group Exhibition (Osaka, Japan)
1977 First prize in Art Contest by Hyogo Prefecture (Japan)
1979 First prize in Commercial Design Contest by Hyogo Prefecture (Japan)
1982 Third prize in Rose Garden Art Contest by Kobe City (Japan)
1994 Third prize in Art Contest by Ikeda City
1991 Third prize in “Pet Photo Contest” by Asahi Newspaper
2016 Third prize in “17th Tokyo-New York Ceramic Competition” by Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc
Souheki Mori 森 宗碧
Souheki Mori was born and raised in Japan. She has studied the Japanese tea ceremony for over twenty years under the Japan Association of the Tea Ceremony and received a certification as Japanese Tea Ceremony Master in 2003. Mori holds the title of Jufuku- an. In 2011, she has established Tea-Whisk in New York City to introduce the beauty of the Japanese Tea Ceremony with Junya Mori. In 2012, she became a Contemporary Chanoyu Award Winner as a distinguished tea master. Mori has hosted and conducted the Japanese Tea Ceremony in numerous places, such as American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall for Japan Week 2012 and 2015, and Japan Society. She has given a lecture on the Japanese Tea Ceremony at New York University, Queens College, and Birch Wathen Lenox school and many others around Tri State. She has also joined the tea ceremony internationally, including World Tea Gathering in Mexico, 2013 and Iceland in 2014, and the London Tea Club in U.K.
In April, 2017, Mori opened a matcha tea house named Setsugekka in East Village.Setsugekka offers not only just a cup of matcha beverage but also a meditative moment for busy mind which only a tea master who has over 20 years training can offer. Mori’s grounded, calm presence is almost a balm to visitors who enter a beautiful space.
Mori values her relationships with talented artists, collaborated with them, and held tea events and exhibits blending their creative worlds with her own unique approach to the tea ceremony. She believes that within the tea ceremony is a force invisible and precious, and that one can achieve spiritual growth through practicing tea.
Kobukusa, Silk Cloth, Workshop by Sawami Aoki
Sun. December 8, 10 am - 12 pm
Admission: $75 per person
*This is an e-ticket. Thank you! Sold Out!
Sawami will teach you how to make Kobukusa, Japanese tea ceremony silk cloth, using antique Japanese silk. You can make Dashi-fukusa at Omotesenke school if you want. Kobukusa will be also used for a decorative cloth for your favorite ring, watch and so on. She will teach you both in English and Japanese.
Thick Tea Ceremony by Souheki Mori
Sun. December 15, 11 am - 12 pm
Admission: $50 per person
*This is an e-ticket. Thank you! Sold Out!
Souheki Mori, a Japanese tea ceremony master, will conduct an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, assisted by Junya Mori. You will enjoy latest ceramics by Sawami Aoki during the tea ceremony. Special sweets will be served.
To make a reservation for the tea ceremony, please click here!