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初心者でも大丈夫!自然に囲まれた環境で触れる陶芸の魅力

Okay even for beginners! The charm of ceramic art that you can touch in an environment surrounded by nature

Infiltrate an artistic space!
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Experience class! Enjoy ceramic art from children to adults!
Yokohama City Ceramics Center

"Yokohama City Ceramics Center" is located in Honmoku Shimin Park, which is adjacent to Sankeien Garden, where you can enjoy ceramics in abundant nature. It is a ceramic art class that holds various courses according to each level from beginners to experienced people.

Okay even for beginners? Can I do it because I'm not very dexterous? Even those who are worried about such things are okay! There is also a one-day experience class where beginners can easily enjoy ceramic art, and a class where parents and children can experience making ceramics together. If there is a vacancy on the day, you can jump in and participate! Experienced people also have level-up courses, and you can enjoy making pottery according to each level!

At the time of the interview, we visited the "free pottery class". I have also taken the one-day experience class "Electric Potter's Wheel Experience" for beginners! !!

Exterior view of Yokohama City Ceramics Center

You can enjoy making pottery (making pottery) in an environment rich in nature.

The area around the center is full of nature! !!

Honmoku Municipal Park with Center

A place of relaxation for the citizens. Everyone is spending time in nature slowly and freely.


"Shanghai Yokohama Friendship Garden *" near the center

* China Gangnam-style garden and architecture donated by Shanghai to Yokohama in 1989 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Yokohama-Shanghai Friendship City Alliance.

There are many ducks in the pond, and you will be healed when you look at them!

A replica of the climbing kiln in front of the facility

It is said that the kiln was used to make a large amount of pottery.

Into the facility ~

[Classroom scenery]

Classroom for lectures

The spacious space makes it easy for students to enjoy making pottery.



Later, using this electric potter's wheel, take a one-day experience class for beginners!

Glaze _

When making pottery, chemicals are applied to the surface of the molded pottery.
It seems that there are various colors and patterns depending on the type of glaze.

Free pottery class

* Publication permission has been obtained

The person in the foreground of the image is a person who comes from the Netherlands for work and is participating in the classroom as a couple.

At first, his wife was addicted to the charm of ceramic art, and then his husband was also addicted to it, and now he goes with him!

It's wonderful that a couple has the same hobby ☆


Ceramics made by veteran students * Publication permission has been obtained

In the classroom, students of various ages and years of experience enjoyed making pottery.

Recently, there are many foreign students. "You can touch the soil, heal, and become nothing." It is universal to feel through ceramic art.

Electric kiln

Electric kiln (4 units) and kerosene kiln (1 unit) are installed in the facility

In addition, there is a "rental room (molding room with pottery making equipment)" for those who want to make pottery at their own pace.

Experience ceramic art for the first time!

Experience the ceramic art that you've always wanted to try! I made a teacup! !!

[Tea cup production process]

Rotate the potter's wheel while holding water in your hand to make a dove (slurry) → Soil removal (3 fingers etc. for a teacup) → Make a dent in the center

Bye grind

Take the thickness of the side and grind it thinly to make the shape of the vessel.


The rim is smoothed with leather to make it feel good.

Cut out


Use your index finger to squeeze the part to be cut, and use a sippiki (cutting thread) to separate it.

Produced 3 cups of different heights
Select a medium-sized teacup from them

For a one-day experience, click here!
After this, the staff of the center will do it.

[Work to complete]
Dry the work and scrape the bottom part → Dry → unglazed 800 degrees (10 hours) * In the case of the ceramic art center → Glazed (one day experience potter's wheel is tea soba glaze) → Honyaki 1230 degrees (12 hours) * Ceramic art center in the case of

During pottery making, I have to integrate the three things of posture, pedaling to adjust speed, and focusing on my fingertips, so I really realized that it is not an ordinary thing to study pottery. At the time of the interview, we talked to people who have a long experience in making pottery, and they all said, "There is still more."

After all, even if the shape is a little distorted (laughs), the ones I made are more attached to the ones I bought than the ones I bought. When I experienced ceramic art this time, I thought so again.

Click here for the finished work

Immediately for a coffee break
Coffee tasted better than usual ☆
At the center, lectures such as one-day experience classes are held regularly, so please check the center website for details!

A state of the one-day experience class (seasonal pottery experience) to make "Christmas lampshade" held the other day

* Publication permission has been obtained


Works of students who participated in one-day experience classes

The center holds a "Ceramics Festival" every autumn (a ceramics exhibition that presents the daily achievements of Yokohama City Ceramics Center users).
* The image is provided by the Yokohama City Ceramics Center at the time of this year's event.


In addition, we will also hold a handmade pottery market in Yokohama, a bazaar, a hands-on experience class for hand-kneading and electric potter's wheel, and a Raku ware class.

The "Yokohama City Ceramics Center" has abundant facilities and instructors who kindly teach us so that students can enjoy making pottery with peace of mind.

Also, it is difficult and important to be "nothing" in a place blessed with a natural environment.

Why don't you try making your own original work at "Yokohama City Ceramics Center"?

Outline of the event

Place

Yokohama City Ceramics Center

Yokohama City Ceramics Center

You can make pottery while feeling the seasons in the abundant nature. We hold various courses that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from teens to 80s.

From a one-day experience course that anyone can feel free to participate in to a full-fledged ceramic art course, you can enjoy ceramic art with a full range of equipment.
At the Autumn Ceramics Festival, it is a facility rooted in the community, such as a collaboration project with nearby Sankeien Garden and Honmoku Shimin Park.

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Get off at "Negishi Station" on the JR Keihin Tohoku / Negishi Line
4 minutes walk from "Mamon Elementary School" from Yokohama Municipal Bus No. 7 in Honmoku Municipal Park

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