Tomomi Kamoshita Solo Ceramic Exhibition
"Utsuwa and Kintsugi "
Colorful Tea Ceremony by Souheki Mori
森 宗碧 彩り豊かな茶会
November 10th to 19th, 2017
Opening Reception on Friday, November 10th, 5 pm - 6:30 pm
at Setsugekka East Village
No reservation required. Please just stop by.
We are pleased to announce that Tomomi Kamoshita, Tokyo based ceramic artist, will be displaying her latest ceramics and kintsugi artworks, and Souheki Mori will be holding Colorful tea ceremony in conjunction with Kamoshita's exhibition. Kamoshita’s delicate color and beautiful shapes fit in hands comfortable are so popular in Tokyo. She holds exhibits and takes an active part in a ceramic world in Japan. This is her second solo exhibition in New York since 2014.
Kamoshita exhibits not only tea bowls, sake cups, and plates, but also latest kintsugi and yobitsugi artworks that appeared in the famous NHK TV program “Pot of Beauty (Bi no Tsubo)”’s kintsugi edition.
During the weekend, our guest will learn “Kintsugi workshop” by Tomomi Kamoshita and enjoy a tea ceremony conducted by Souheki Mori. 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 seeing you and sharing a great delight of Kamoshita’s beautiful artworks.
Born in Tokyo.
Every year, she has been holding solo exhibition since 2007 in Tokyo. She mainly makes tablewares and ornaments with colorful hues that appeal to the human eye. Recently, she has been working utilizing the traditional Japanese technique of "Kintsugi" in her own modern style.
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.
Kintsugi Workshop (Reservation Required)
Tomomi Kamoshita has been using a modern version of kintsugi technique for her works. Originally, kintsugi technique was for connecting broken pieces of ceramics using gold and urushi lacquer. However, it can be very time consuming to follow the traditional technique strictly, and there is a risk of allergic reaction to urushi.
In this workshop, she will show you a modern version of the technique that can be done quickly and safely. Materials used in the technique are epoxy resin lacquer and brass powder. There are two courses with different goal. So, please choose the course when you make a reservation.
1. Turning broken ceramics into beautiful ornament
2. Repairing your broken ceramics
*Please leave the course number in the note area in the process of payment.