Charming and Enlightening Tea Ceremony workshop

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 31st  – 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.

Your Clay Tea Bowl Facilitator.

Lorna Trigg was born in South Africa and immigrated to the USA in 1988. Her life as an artist began at a early age, sitting in mud puddles making sculptures and progressing to studies with the indigenous peoples of South Africa, learning traditional styles of working with natural materials. Her sculptural and functional work is highly influenced by her surroundings and intention to live in and around nature.
Lorna teaches Hand building clay classes at Fire Om Earth Retreat Center a Botanical Sanctuary on the fifteen acre property which she and her husband Craig are stewards of, here in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.