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Japanese Tea Ceremony

by Kelly McCart

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Japanese Tea Ceremony
Creating your own ceramic vessel
Japanese tea ceremony is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea, the art of which is called temae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Your goal will be to create your own tea ceremony cup from a ceramic clay technique. A typical tea cup for a Japanese Tea Ceremony does not have a handle and with subtle decoration. Watch this video below to create your own tea cup using the pinch pot technique
Grab your sketchbook and start brainstorming!

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