Meet Dr. Bonnie Kemske, the author of The Teabowl: East and West, who will be at Lacoste Gallery on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30pm for an evening of exploration and discussion about the iconic and enigmatic teabowl.
Noted for its sophistication, simplicity, and the reverence in which it is held around the world, the teabowl has become ubiquitous in contemporary ceramics. In her wide in scope and thorough in detail book, Kemske asks, 'Why does a ceramic form that arose out of the specificity of Japanese tea ceremony hold so much appeal for potters and collectors in the West?' Told from her personal perspective as an artist and tea ceremony student, her talk at Lacoste Gallery will consider the context of the teabowl from its history to its contemporary aesthetic and its current use in political, social, and personal commentary, with discussion to follow. To coincide, the gallery will display wonderful contemporary teabowls from around the world.
Dr. Bonnie Kemske is a ceramic artist, writer, and curator. She was Editor of Ceramic Review 2010 to 2013. She regularly writes features and reviews for international publication as well as contributing papers to the academic press. She has been a student of Urasenke tea ceremony for many years.
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