TEA AND TEA WARE WORKSHOP
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Taiwanese Tea Ceremony, or GongFu Cha, is a timeless tradition that brings people together to appreciate the flavors of delicate teas, the moment shared, and of course, the beautiful, handmade, ceramic teaware.
This unique workshop will introduce you to Taiwan's beautiful, meditative tea ceremony, as well as to the specific forms and functions of the tea utensils, including teapots, tea cups, tea caddies and tea pitchers. Students will learn the history of Taiwanese Tea Ceremony, sample the teas used, learn their preparation and of course, make their own tea utensils to practice tea ceremony.
During the days, we will have demos and studio time, and on Saturday evening, we will experience a delicious Taiwanese dinner and tea tasting with a number of special teas from Taiwan. This is not a firing workshop, so students should plan to take pieces home to fire.
Yu-Ting Teng was born in Yilan County, in Northeast Taiwan, and grew up surrounded by the beautiful world of ceramics and tea ceremonies. Her grandfather, Lin Tien-Fu and uncle, Lin Jui-Hwa, are renowned Taiwanese ceramic artists who own and operate the Zhunan Snake Kiln Ceramic Center. Yu-Ting spent much of her life at the Center, learning the family trade - making and woodfiring ceramics - as well as studying tea ceremony with a Taiwanese Tea Master.
She is a graduate of the National University of Taiwan Department for Craft and Design, and her work has been shown across Taiwan and internationally. She has received numerous awards and prizes, including kiln building competitions. Her work was also accepted into the prestigious Taiwanese International Golden Teapot Competition and Exhibition. In 2017, she was a resident artist in Slovenia, where she has taught tea ceremony and tea utensil workshops.
This is her first visit to the United States and she is a 2018 Artist Resident at Stone Bowl Farm.
DATES AND COST
August 4-5, 2018. The workshop will begin at 10am August 4 and end at 5pm August 5. Participants should plan to arrive either the night of August 3, or the morning of August 4, and depart by evening of August 5.
All fees include one night room with shared bath, all meals, instruction, clay and tea tastings.
- Shared room - $350
- Camping - $300 (bring your own tent/etc. )
- Single room - $450.
Payment in full required upon registration acceptance email. Extra nights (before or after are $50 per night). Please specify, if needed.