I spent two and a half weeks in Japan in the Autumn of 2011 with over 200 international university staff and students for the International Ceramic Art Symposium, organised by the International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange (ISCAEE). It was a fascinating experience. Here are a few photos from some of the events and activities during the visit…

 

A shimpo wheel in the Ceramics Department at Tokyo (Geidai) University of the Arts

A shimpo wheel in the Ceramics Department at Tokyo (Geidai) University of the Arts

ISCAEE work on display

ISCAEE work on display at the Tokyo Geidai Art Plaza gallery fundraising exhibition

Work by Fay De Winter at Tokyo Geidai Art Plaza gallery

Work by Fay De Winter at Tokyo Geidai Art Plaza gallery

ISCAEE students work on display at the Tokyo Geidai University gallery

ISCAEE students work on display at the Tokyo Geidai University gallery

Work by Kim Bagley from South Africa, studying at UCA, UK

Work by Kim Bagley from South Africa, studying at UCA, UK

Work on show by Jitka Schacherlova from the Czech Republic, studying at UCA, UK

Work on show by Jitka Schacherlova from the Czech Republic, studying at UCA, UK

My work, taken to Tokyo and put in the exhibition

My work, taken to Tokyo and put in the exhibition

Work on display by Elif Agatekin from Turkey

Work on display by Elif Agatekin from Turkey

Work by Dai Yuxiang from China Academy of Art

Work by Dai Yuxiang from China Academy of Art

Work by Ding Weiran, studying at Tsinghua University in China

Work by Ding Weiran, studying at Tsinghua University in China

Work by Choi Dae Hyun from Dankook University in Korea

Work by Choi Dae Hyun from Dankook University in Korea

Work by Ashley Howard from UCA, UK

Work by Ashley Howard from UCA, UK

Work by Minowa Mami from Japan

Work by Minowa Mami from Japan

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Students working on a group project

Ashely Howard from the UK, demonstrating his work

Ashely Howard from the UK, demonstrating his work

Professor Zheng Ning from China

Professor Zheng Ning from China

Professor Cristopher Archer from the USA

Professor Cristopher Archer from the USA

Professor Juliet Armstrong from South Africa

Professor Juliet Armstrong from South Africa

Professor Magdalene Odundo from the UK

Professor Magdalene Odundo from the UK

Professor John Baymore from the USA

Professor John Baymore from the USA

Professor Rick Mahaffey from the USA

Professor Rick Mahaffey from the USA

Professor Kim Byung Yeoul from Korea

Professor Kim Byung Yeoul from Korea

Yin Hang from China demonstrating

Yin Hang from China demonstrating

Professor Toyofuku Makoto from Japan

Professor Toyofuku Makoto from Japan

Anagama kiln firing, one of two vast kilns fired by ISCAEE students

Anagama kiln firing, one of two vast kilns fired by ISCAEE students

Opening the Anagama kiln

Opening the Anagama kiln

Unpacking the kiln

Unpacking the kiln

Bottles made by the Japanese students and fired in the Anagama kiln

Bottles made by the Japanese students and fired in the Anagama kiln

Work fired in the Anagama kiln

Work fired in the Anagama kiln

More work fired in the Anagama Kiln

More work fired in the Anagama Kiln

Pots waiting to be fired in an open firing

Pots waiting to be fired in an open firing

Open firing

Open firing

Visit to the Hakone Open Are Museum

Visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum

Visit to CREARE workshops where they were producing large ceramic murals

Visit to CREARE workshops where they were producing large ceramic murals

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