Ceramics with Junpei
Explore Kyoto and learn to create Jōmon and Kintsugi inspired earthenware from ceramic artist Junpei.
- One Guest
- USD $860
- Additional guest(s) (max 4)
- USD $355
Meet the Artist
Junpei has been creating ceramic works inspired by Jōmon pottery (one of Japan's oldest pottery style), and Kintsugi tea cups (the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery), for the past 16 years. He is inspired by the forms, patterns, and human figurines of Jomon pottery that are said to symbolize an awe of nature and beliefs in talismans and animism. His other inspirations come from family crests, plant seeds, animal skeletons, alphabets, architecture and film. He is intrigued by the origins of pottery and likes to explore the relationship between nature and everyday human life in his works. Ask him about his favorite Japanese gardens, shrines and sweet shops in Kyoto when you meet him!
- Handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch and coil.
- Creating functional forms and mold-making.
- Advanced techniques based on your project.
- Access to different kilns in the city.
- Materials including clay and carving tools.
- Your unique handmade ceramic artworks.
From Kinkaku-ji, the golden temple, to the secret moss garden of Saiho-Ji, history and tradition lie in wait around every corner of Kyoto. Experience bustling food markets and hole-in-the-wall ramen joints, meditate in serene bamboo forests, and wander through traditional buildings and teahouses in the historic Higashiyama district. At once serene and vibrant, there are canals with weeping willows and shops brimming with Japanese teas, spices, and crafts.
Visit Kyoto year-round. Best time time to visit is in the spring for cherry blossom season, from March to May, or in the fall to experience beautiful foliage, from October to November. There is light snow in the winter, from December to March.
Junpei's Availability 5 days