Tea Ceremony Ceramic Exhibition
October 20 - November 20, 2022
On View during regular hours
Casual Tea Ceremony
森 宗碧 気軽な茶会
Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 30
Reservation available, please click here
at Setsugekka East Village
We are pleased to announce that Sawami Aoki will be holding a ceramic exhibition at Setsugekka.
Sawami is a multiple award-winning artist in various mediums including oil painting, ceramics, sculptures, design and photography. This exhibit will be Sawami's third at Setsugekka featuring tea ceremony ceramics, including her popular chaire––a tea container specific to the koicha (thick tea) ceremony, and shifuku––a silk pouch with drawstring for the tea container made from the cloth of men's ties (such as Brooks Brothers ties made in New York).
In Autumn 2020, Urasenke Chanoyu Center New York presented Sawami Aoki's tea container to Urasenke Konnichi-an in Kyoto, Japan. She also exhibits tea bowls, dishes, flower vases, and so on.
On the weekend of the 29th-30th of October, students of Souheki Mori will be holding casual tea ceremony in conjunction with Sawami's exhibition. Please kindly note that seats for the tea ceremony are limited, so please register early. Thank you.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and enjoying Sawami's beautiful artworks together.
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)
"Chanoyu Made in USA" - Solo Exhibition (New York)
Urasenke Chanoyu Center New York has presented Sawami Aoki's tea container to Urasenke Konnichi-an in Kyoto, 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.
Autumn Tea Ceremony by the Students of Souheki Mori
The tea ceremony apprentices will conduct a casual Japanese tea ceremony during which you may enjoy the latest ceramics by Sawami Aoki. Special sweets will be served.
●Date & Time
Saturday, October 29, 1 pm / 2 pm/ 3pm / 4 pm
Sunday, October 30, 1 pm / 2 pm/ 3pm / 4 pm
●Maximum number of guest
*This is an e-ticket.