The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society (GCKWS) is proud to host master ceramic artist Masayoshi Shimizu from Iwade City, Wakayama, Japan in January and February of 2019. We welcome him back!
In November and December 2006, Mr. Shimizu conducted a "Master Class" Workshop and Presentation at UWF and orchestrated the second firing of the GCKWS's Anagama kiln. That was an impressive and memorable schedule; GCKWS eagerly looks forward to this return visit!
The schedule of activities for 2019 includes an exhibition of Mr. Shimizu's exquisite pottery at the exhibition "Beauty in Use, Celebrating Japanese Cultural Traditions" at Pensacola State College. The exhibition opens with a reception January 31, 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Lamar Studio at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for the Visual Arts at PSC. The exhibition will run from January 22 to June 27, 2019.
Mr. Shimizu will conduct and participate in activities at the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk site in Holley Navarre. (*click* for directions on a map) This activity will conclude with the 14th Annual Woodstoke Festival. The Anagama kiln is the largest in the state of Florida, and the Ralph Howard Phillips Southern Groundhog kiln is the only 1940-s era wood-fueled kiln in the state.
While the kilns at GCKWS cool, Mr Shimizu will host pottery demonstrations for Ceramic students at PSC in Pensacola, January 29th to 30th.
On February 9th, 2019, GCKWS, with Mr. Shimizu, will host the Woodstoke Festival at Kiln Walk. It is free and open to the public. Starting at At 9:00 AM, the two wood-firing kilns will be unloaded and the newly wood-fired pots will be on display as they are removed from the kilns. Some pots will be available to purchase and there will be food for all! Please plan to join us!
To learn about the sponsors of Mr. Shimizu's visit, please click this link.
Mr. Shimizu's Schedule of Events 2019
|Date _________||Event _______________________||Location _______|
|01-07 - 02-09||Masayoshi Shimizu Kiln Firings,
Jan. and Feb. 2019
The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society welcomes the return of Masayoshi Shimizu from Iwade City, Wakayama, Japan to the Gulf Coast. He will conduct workshops and the firing of the historical Anagama kiln located in Holley Navarre, Florida.
|GCKW Navarre, FL|
|Jan 7||Masayoshi Shimizu arrives||Pensacola, FL|
|Jan 8 - 16||Dig and Process clay||GCKW Navarre, FL|
|Jan 10 - 15||Make pottery for the Anagama firing||GCKW Navarre, FL|
|Jan 16 - 17||Glaze Pottery||GCKW Navarre, FL|
|Jan 18 - 20||Load the Anagama||GCKW Navarre, FL|
|Jan 21 - 27||Fire the Anagama||GCKW Navarre, FL|
|Jan 28 - Feb.8||Cool the Anagama||GCKW Navarre, FL|
|Jan 29 -30||Mr Shimizu pottery demonstrations for Ceramic students||PSC Pensacola, FL|
|Jan 31||Mr. Tanaka Calligraphy Performance||PSC Pensacola, FL|
|Jan 31||Ms. Mayumi Shara Waidaiko Drum Performance||PSC Pensacola, FL|
|Jan 31||PSC Reception for "Beauty in Use, Celebrating Japanese Cultural Traditions"
The exhibition opening reception is 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Lamar Studio at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for the Visual Arts at PSC. The exhibition reception features Mr. Shimizu's exquisite pottery as well as the Calligraphy and the Waidaiko Drum Performances.
|PSC Pensacola, FL|
|Jan 22 to June 27||PSC Exhibition "Beauty in Use, Celebrating Japanese Cultural Traditions"
The exhibition runs from January 22 to June 27, 2019. The exhibition features Mr. Shimizu's pottery and Mr. Tanaka's Calligraphy work.
|PSC Pensacola, FL|
|2019-02-09||Woodstoke Fest Feb.09 2019
The kilns will be opened with the help of Masayoshi Shimizu. Both the Anagama kiln and Ralph Howard Phillips Groundhog kiln will be opened. At 9:00 AM, pots fired in January will be removed from the still hot kilns for viewing and many shall be available for purchase.
All visitors are welcome, no admission, admission is free!. Food and drinks to be available. Begins 9:00 AM.
|GCKW Navarre, FL|
Information from Mr. Shimizu's 2006 visit can be read in this PR:
"Masayoshi Shimizu 2006 'Master Class' Workshop"
|GC Kiln Walk|