Japanese Tea Ceremony Unit


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Japanese Tea Ceremony Unit

  1. 1. Japanese Tea Ceremony Art 3/D Comp I You need your SB today!
  2. 2. Japanese Tea Ceremony The Japanese made a culture and a tradition out of the tea ceremony.
  3. 3. Japanese Tea Ceremony It is not just about tea. The ceremony includes a knowledge of: Food (cooking and serving) Tea preparation (not just sticking a bag in hot water) Flower arranging (decoration)
  4. 4. (continued) Ceramics (making and using pottery) Clothing (designing fashions for tea ceremony) Art (painting and drawing)
  5. 5. What are examples of rituals or ceremonies in our culture that contain several parts?
  6. 6. Tea Bowls We read about special characteristics of the tea bowls. They contain several details that the artist must pay special attention to. In your tea bowl, think about how you will include these details:
  7. 7. Physical Qualities Variety of textures
  8. 8. Visual Appearance If the bowl “looks” heavy, than it should be heavy to lift.
  9. 9. Outside Form The shape should fit comfortably in the palm of your hands. The foot should soundly support it (remember, no powdered doughnuts, no spaghetti)
  10. 10. Seasons The form of the bowl should reflect a season of the year. Winter: high walls that turn inward Summer: wide and shallow Spring? Autumn?
  11. 11. What season would this bowl represent? More details
  12. 12. Rim Should suggest natural movement over stones, hills, or mountains. What would a tea bowl’s rim reflecting Florida look like?
  13. 13. Drinking Point The drinking place on a tea bowl is opposite the “front” or decorated part of the bowl.
  14. 14. Interior Form Traditionally, a spiral is formed to allow the tea to flow into the drinker’s mouth.
  15. 15. Thermal Factors An ideal bowl keeps tea warm on the inside without burning your hands.
  16. 16. Glaze Qualities Color: the color should reflect the season the tea bowl is to be used. Winter: dark, shadowy. Summer: bright, glowing. Spring: Autumn: Texture: glossy? Matte (not shiny): speckled?
  17. 17. Samples
  18. 18. Samples
  19. 19. Your sketchbook assignment: Sketch in your sketchbook 2 ideas for a pinch-made tea bowl. Include: Season of the year Rim/lip shape or angle Glaze color suggestions (use colored pencils) New vocabulary word: Sprig: a piece of clay shaped into a decoration that is scored and slipped to the wall of the tea bowl.
  20. 20. You will be graded on: Creativity: Is your design unique? Following Japanese tradition (rim, walls, drinking point) Representing a season Quality construction Even walls Scoring and slipping Stable foot Sprig decorations Glazing