Oberlin College and Conservatory

Perfect Imperfections: Nature in Japanese Ceramics: 侘び寂び:日本の陶芸に見る自然

Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event

Creativity and culture come together in an exploration of Japanese ceramic art. Local artist-in-residence Mari Kuroda presents "Perfect Imperfections: Nature in Japanese Ceramics," a community celebration of art.

Via Zoom, Kuroda will lead an art-making activity that draws from her native culture of Japan, with inspiration from plum-blossom and bamboo motifs. We will apply the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi and kintsugi, which embrace the unexpected, find beauty in imperfections and repurposed materials, and revere the natural world through sustainable practices.

Register for your kit before Monday, February 15, and we will send it via postal mail. Kits will include the Zoom link, all supplies needed to participate, and a schedule of events for February 20.

Kuroda's how-to Zoom presentation will occur twice, once at 1 p.m. EST, and again at 1:30 p.m. There is no need to attend both sessions.

This event, free and open to all, is made possible with the generous support of a Freeman Asian Arts and Culture Initiative grant from the Freeman Foundation.


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Info Sessions/Presentations/Webinars, Virtual Events


Administrative, Allen Memorial Art Museum

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Jill Greenwood

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