Friday, March 27 – 7pm – free event
Meet & Greet, informational gathering , visit with the facilitators, see a display of traditional Tea Bowls, question and answers.
Meet your facilitators
Learn to make a traditional clay Tea Bowl
Take part in a traditional Raku firing of your hand crafted bowl
Attend the Tea Ceremony
Workshop Part 1: Thursday, April 2nd – 5 pm – 9 pm
Make your clay Raku Tea Bowl
(full studio instruction)
Workshop Part 2: Thursday, April 30th – 12 pm – 4 pm
The Raku Tea Bowl Firing
(this is where things get exciting)
Workshop Part 3: Thursday, May 7th – 7 pm – 8 pm
A traditional Tea Ceremony
(and you are part of it all)
This 3 part workshop requires a registration. All three parts are integral to the whole.
Cost is $75 per person, all inclusive.
Register by March 1st – this class size is limited… please don’t wait to register
Jennifer Huffman is a Midorikai graduate from the Urasenke Professional College of Chado in Kyoto, Japan. She holds a Master’s Degree in Japanese history and culture from Florida International University. Her passion for Asian cultures began with a Chinese language class at a local community college, then being spurned even further after watching the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Ms. Huffman decided, at that time, to try her linguistic skills at Japanese. While attending classes at Florida International University, she met her Urasenke tea teacher and mentor Dr. Eric Messersmith through Zen and the Art of Tea course. As a previous Midorikai graduate, Dr. Messersmith taught Ms. Huffman Japanese tea and history for the next four years. During this time, her passion developed for Japanese culture, history, and tea through daily practice and camaraderie of tea practitioners across the world.