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OSPKYOCT 179: Kyoto Artisans and their Worlds

Focus on materials¿bamboo, wood, clay, cloth, metal and paper¿and the processes by which they turn into objects of beauty¿splitting, smoothing, shaping, dyeing, casting, carving and printing. Study blinds and archery bows, architectural and interior accents, tea bowls and vases, kimono and obi, screens, scrolls, even artisanal foodstuffs. Classes are focused around weekly fieldtrips backed by brief lectures and readings providing historical, cultural, and technical background for each topic
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 6 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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