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ARTFAIRPH/OpenStudios

Virtual Event

Friday

25

Mar 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Zoom

ARTFAIRPH/OpenStudios

Conversations on Clay - Segment 1: Basic Pottery and Basic Wheel Throwing

Marco Rosario
Jezzel Wee

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As one ventures into pottery the basic fundamentals are are important to grasp. We are lucky to have Jezzel Wee and Marco Rosario who have lived and experienced pottery-making in Japan. They will demonstrate the three essential techniques of handbuilding (pinching, coiling and slabs) before the final step of wheel-throwing.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Marco Rosario is a potter based on Rizal. He set up his studio after working on Tsugaru Kanayama Pottery, a traditional Japanese tableware company known for making unglazed ceramics located in Aomori, Japan. He likes exploring different clay bodies and effects on different firing processes. He gained his knowledge on ceramics by working with known local and international potters. He’s currently exploring electric kiln firings but also experienced in gas and wood fuel kilns.

Jezzel Wee is a ceramic artist based in Quezon City. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts major in Painting. She finished a 3-year apprenticeship from the Tsugaru Kanayama Pottery, Aomori, Japan in 2017. In 2018 she was selected for a residency in Adelaide, Australia under Box Plot Projects and TU Collab. She taught at the UP College of Fine Arts from 2018 to 2021. Through the years, she has worked with various local and international ceramic artists.

She is currently practicing her profession full-time. Currently, she finds inspiration in the complexities and organic forms of marine life and nature.

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