Traditional Craft, Contemporary Design: Exploring Old and New Japan May 18–30, 2018

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Traditional Craft, Contemporary Design:  Exploring Old and New Japan  May 18–30, 2018

The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Bray) are sponsoring a special tour to Japan in May 2018 for lovers of traditional and contemporary crafts, architecture and gardens.

This tour will visit sites and studios not usually included on such tours—traversing from Kyushu in the south to Takamatsu and on to Tokyo. We will visit individual pottery studios where talented ceramic artists produce both traditional pots as well as pots and sculpture which break with the past, along with a center for basketry and the premier fabric designer in Japan. We will explore numerous examples of ancient architecture as well as some of the best examples of architectural design by noted contemporary Japanese architects. This special tour is for people who like to travel with a spirit of exploration and adventure, open to the unexpected and the chance encounter.

The tour has been organized and will be led by Ben van Lierop, director of the JASM, and Emily Galusha, director emerita of Northern Clay Center and member of the Board of Directors of the Bray.

For details, please visit the website of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.