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John Neely

John Neely - Pots for Tea


John Neely - Pots for Tea, August 12-16, 2014


John Neely is a professor of ceramics at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He has a BFA from Alfred University and a MFA from Ohio University. John has exhibited and lectured in the United States, Europe, and around the Pacific Rim. Exhibition venues include Yixing County Museum, in Yixing, China; International Teapot Invitational Exhibition at the Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum in Tai-wan; CLAYFEAST Masters Exhibition in Gulgong, Australia and Beuna Gallery in Risor, Norway. Neely has conducted workshops and lectured at the International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff, AZ; Functional Ceramics Workshop in Wooster, OH; Utilitarian Clay Conference in Arrowmont, TN; and the Experimental Porcelain Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. He credits his interest in tea to years of working as a potter in Japan.

Tea ware is a subject of perennial fascination to potters, but one fraught with pitfalls and hidden complexity. We will consider the cultural aspects of brewing tea as well as the functional requirements that the differing varieties of tea impose upon design. Experience a close look at the mechanics of teapot construction – interspersing hands-on demonstrations with theoretical considerations. Participants should plan on a week long immersion, “steeped” in tea and tea culture.

John Neely

Pots for Tea

August 12-16

Tuition $490 • materials and supplies are additional

For more information call 270.408.4278     email WK-PSA@kctcs.edu


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