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Pottery Exchange Workshop in Bizen with Kazuya Ishida

Pottery Exchange Workshop in Bizen with Kazuya Ishida

➡ Rahou pottery workshop 螺法陶藝工作坊
➡ Wood firing 柴燒
➡ Pottery tools making 陶藝工具製作
➡ Visit Kazuya Ishida's studio and gallery 參觀石田和也的工作室和畫廊
➡ Visit and load the porcelain mine 參觀瓷礦並收集生瓷泥
➡ Visit Bizen pottery town, pottery school 拜訪陶藝家及製陶工房
➡ Visit Naoshima Art Island 參觀直島藝術島
➡ Pizza & Seafood party 薄餅和海鮮派對

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— Workshop Highlights 工作坊重點 —

Date: 21/9 - 4/10, 2025 (14 days)

【備前陶藝交流工作坊: 石田和也 | Pottery Exchange Workshop in Bizen with Kazuya Ishida】

2-week · Bizen with Kazuya Ishida‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ 2週· 與石田和也一同體驗備前陶藝

Embark on an autumn odyssey to Bizen, Kazuya Ishida's pottery hometown. Engage in the ancient art of wood firing amidst the village's timeless charm. Dive into the earth, collecting porcelain straight from Bizen's rich mine. Join us for a season of pottery enchantment in this picturesque and historic masterpiece.


➡ Rahou pottery workshop 螺法陶藝工作坊
➡ Wood firing 柴燒
➡ Pottery tools making 陶藝工具製作
➡ Visit Kazuya Ishida's studio and gallery 參觀石田和也的工作室和畫廊
➡ Visit and load the porcelain mine 參觀瓷礦並收集生瓷泥
➡ Visit Bizen pottery town, pottery school 拜訪陶藝家及製陶工房
➡ Visit Naoshima Art Island 參觀直島藝術島
➡ Pizza & Seafood party 薄餅和海鮮派對

Bizen, Okayama 岡山縣備前

Okayama Prefecture's Bizen City is a renowned ceramic production area. Bizen-yaki primarily relies on techniques passed down from medieval Japan, undergoing historical preservation, modern improvements, and revival. As one of Japan's Six Ancient Kilns, the Bizen-yaki production site continues to attract attention to this day.


Rahou Pottery Masterclass 螺法陶藝工作坊

A hands-on journey in Rahou Pottery Workshop, guided by the artist Kazuya Ishida. introduce his many forming techniques with unique spiral textures, combining throwing and handbuilding in the workshop to create functional wares and sculptures.


Wood Firing 柴燒

Understand the history of Bizen-yaki and the basics of ancient kiln culture. Experience the entire process of wood-fired kiln production, from preparing the works before firing, stacking and loading them into the kiln, firing, sealing the kiln, cooling, and finally, the kiln opening. The entire process provides an unpredictable journey with surprises due to the unforeseen changes before entering the kiln and after the firing.


Pottery Tools Making 陶藝工具製作

Use camellia wood (椿の木) to create a unique pottery tool in the shape of your own finger.


Visit Kazuya Ishida's Studio and Gallery 參觀石田和也的工作室和畫廊

Explore the inner workings of a true artist's sanctuary as you visit Kazuya Ishida's personal studio and gallery. Immerse yourself in the inspiration behind his creations and witness the evolution of his craft.

參觀石田和也的個人工作室和畫廊,探索藝術家的創作空間。 了解他創作背後的靈感,見證他工藝發展上的演變。

Porcelain Mine in Bizen 參觀瓷礦並收集生瓷泥

Embark on a journey to the heart of Bizen's pottery tradition by visiting and participating in loading the porcelain mine.


Visit Bizen Pottery Town and Pottery School 拜訪陶藝家及製陶工房

With a history spanning a millennium, Bizen-yaki is one of Japan's oldest pottery styles, originating from over 100 kilns and galleries. The ancient streets are adorned with brick-built red chimneys and structures using Bizen-yaki tiles for roofing, creating a unique sight. It is a gathering place for visiting ceramic artists and pottery workshops.


Visit Naoshima Art Island 直島

Expand your artistic horizons with a visit to Naoshima Art Island, a hub of contemporary art installations and museums. Experience the intersection of traditional craftsmanship and modern artistic expression against the backdrop of stunning natural scenery.

直島是廣為人知的藝術之島,藝術融入島上每個角落。由全球知名建築家安藤忠雄經手設計的「地中美術館」、「Benesse House美術館」,活用村落閑置空屋,做為展示藝術作品空間的『藝術「家」計畫』,都是必看景點。除了藝術,直島還有許多魅力。在這美麗島嶼上,有著豐富的自然美景,讓不同季節到訪的遊客,有著不同的驚艷。

— Workshop Content 工作坊內容 —

➡ This workshop is an exchange activity within Japan, so participants can join us from anywhere in the world. 🌎Therefore, please note that transportation to the meeting point is the responsibility of the travelers. Thank you 💛

➡ 本工作坊為日本國內集合&出發的日本當地交流活動,所以從世界上任何地方都可以來參加我們的工作坊。🌎 因此程理解知集合地點的交通方式需由旅客自理,感謝 💛

  • Meet at Kansai International Airport 在關西國際機場集合

  • Shuttle bus from Kansai to Bizen town 從關西國際機場搭乘接駁巴士到備前町

  • Arrive at Kazuya Ishida's studio in Bizen 抵達石田和也的備前工作室

  • Introduction & Setup 介紹與預備

  • Check-in 入住

  • Rest 休息

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  • Visit the porcelain mine and collect raw porcelain clay 參觀瓷礦並收集生瓷泥

  • Pottery tools making 陶器工具製作

  • Workshop (Pottery making) 工作坊(陶器製作)

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  • Workshop: Demonstrations 工作坊:示範

  • Workshop: Pottery making 工作坊:陶器製作

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  • Workshop: Trimming, Drying, Finishing 工作坊:修坯、待乾、完成

  • Prepare for packing 準備入窯

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  • Kiln packing 入窯

  • Begin firing 開始燒製

  • Participants will be responsible for day-time & night-time shift 參與者需負責白天和夜間的輪班

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  • Preheating 預熱

  • Cleaning 清潔

  • Pizza & seafood party 薄餅和海鮮派對

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  • Firing temp reaches 250 - 700°C 升溫至 250 - 700°C

  • Firing temp reaches 700 - 1000°C 升溫至 700 - 1000°C

  • Firing temp reaches 1000-1200°C 升溫至 1000-1200°C

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  • Firing temp reaches 1250°C 升溫至 1250°C

  • Sidestoke 投柴

  • Finish 完成

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  • Cooling: Day off 冷卻: 休息日

  • Visit Naoshima Art Island 參觀直島藝術島

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  • Visit Bizen pottery town, pottery school 參訪備前陶器之鄉和陶藝學校

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  • Unpacking 出窯

  • Wrap-up 總結

  • Shuttle bus from Bizen town to Kansai International Airport 從備前町搭乘接駁巴士到關西國際機場

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Workshop Cover 費用包含

➡ Bizen accommodation (14 days 13 nights)
➡ All workshops, materials, and wood-firing
➡ Works to take home
➡Visit and transportation to Bizen porcelain mine
➡ Transportation from Kansai International Airport to Bizen and back to Kansai International Airport ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎
➡ Ticket and transportation to Naoshima Art Island

*Participants are required to make their own way to Kansai International Airport
*Max 12 people (due to artist requests for exclusivity)

➡ 備前住宿 (14天13夜)
➡ 工作坊包材料及柴燒
➡ 完成作品
➡ 備前瓷礦參觀及交通
➡ 從關西國含際機場到備前然後返回關西國際機場的交通
➡ 直島藝術島門票及交通

*最多 12 人 (交流活動位置有限)

Summary 工作坊概要

➡ Destination: Bizen, Japan
➡ Group Size: 12
➡ Local Coordinator: Kazuya Ishida
➡ Project Coordinator: The Living Light Art Studio
➡ Catering Arrangement: Breakfast x 14, Lunch x 14, Pizza & Seafood Party x 1 (Dinner not included) ‎ ‎ ‎
➡ Meeting & disbanding point: Kansai International Airport

➡ 目的地:日本備前
➡ 團體人數:12人
➡ 當地負責:石田和也
➡ 計畫負責:The Living Light Art Studio
➡ 餐飲安排:早餐x 14,午餐x 14,披薩&海鮮派對x 1(不含晚餐)
➡ 集合及解散地點:關西國際機場

Important Notice 注意事項

➡ While embarking on your journey, it's important to acknowledge that severe weather conditions or natural disasters like typhoons, heavy rain, heavy snow, earthquakes, and more, may necessitate alterations or cancellations to your itinerary. Furthermore, unforeseen circumstances involving accommodations, restaurants, or attractions may arise, potentially resulting in necessary modifications to the original plan. Rest assured that we will carefully evaluate the prevailing circumstances and make the most suitable decisions to ensure your safety and provide you with a fulfilling experience.

➡ To ensure comprehensive protection for yourself, it is crucial to prioritize insurance coverage for medical and personal accident risks, including emergency repatriation costs, as well as sufficient baggage coverage. These safeguards are essential to provide you with the peace of mind and security necessary when unforeseen circumstances arise during your travels.

➡ 在工作坊進行中,若發生惡劣天氣或災害(如颱風、大雨、大雪、地震等),可能會導致行程的變更或取消。同時,在合作的住宿、餐廳或景點等方面也可能發生預料外狀況,這可能會導致原定行程的更動,我們會根據當時情況作出最適當的選擇。

➡ 為確保全面的保障,請優先考慮自行準備好醫療和個人意外風險的保險覆蓋,包括緊急遣返費用以及足夠的行李保障。這些保障對於在工作坊期間發生意外情況時提供安心和必要的安全性至關重要。本工作室不會提供保險。

Registration and Inquiry 工作坊報名與查詢

Registration is on a "first-come first-served" basis, and there is no need for a lottery system. Registration will be closed once all spots are filled. 先到先得報名方式,不需要抽籤。報名滿即截止。

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us! 如果您有任何疑問,都可以問我們喔。