Tokoname Woodfired Ceramics Exhibition

Playing with FIRE

Pottery Mentorship Workshops

Join us, together with Peter Seabridge and Masahiro Kumagae, and be immersed in the traditional art of Japanese pottery over a 2-day workshop conducted by them at 3Arts this March 2020. 


Peter Seabridge

Peter has been working as a professional potter for 30 years. After graduating from the University of Derbyshire's ceramics course, he worked at DeMontforth University where he made his own range of ceramics, before moving to Japan in 1994. In Japan, he followed his passion to make wood-fired ceramics. For the past 25 years, he has exhibited his work widely in Japan, the UK and USA, and has participated in various workshops. He now conducts wood-fired workshops at his studio in Tokoname, Japan. 

Masahiro Kumagae

Kumagae-san is from the Southern Japanese island of Kyushu, where he established his pottery studio - Utsuwa Kobo. He began his ceramics training at a specialist ceramics school in Arita, followed by an apprenticeship under renowned potter, Jiro Matsuo. He mainly makes tableware for restaurants and homes, but also makes individual pieces of ceramics for display.  He makes his own glazes from natural materials, and is always experimenting with making new and interesting glazes.


Prerequisites: Recommended for students who have had at least some experience in pottery . 
Choose between either modules of the 2 full-day workshop:

14 & 15 March 2020, Saturday & Sunday
10am - 5pm, both days
$270 (Early Bird)

16 & 17 March 2020, Monday & Tuesday
10am - 5pm, both days
$270 (Early Bird)

    Workshop outline

    • Hands-on throwing demonstration using some Japanese tools & techniques. 
      Day 1 by Peter, Day 2 by Masahiro
    •  Lunch Break
    • Hands-on practice & Mentoring
    • Inclusive of 4 artworks fired at 3Arts, please bring your own pottery tools as well.


    ​Non-refundable. Transfer of booking to another person is allowed up to 48 hours before the class starts.
    Unattended bookings will be considered as no show and used.
    20 participants per class only. Please make payment to confirm your booking, on a first come first serve basis.

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    Tokoname Mentorship Workshops

    If you would like to register for this special workshop and have more questions, please contact us.

     9720 8055