Reminder: FREE ADMISSION Sunday 7th October 2 pm – 4:30 pm! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday afternoon at ICA to meet ceramicist SHI Yue from Yixing, China, who will talk about, amongst other things, what to look for in choosing a teapot, brief demo of working from wet clay, distinguishing between hand-made and hand-finished pots. There will be a collection of teapots for the audience to handle and appreciate.
In the age of screen-gazing we owe it to ourselves to make room for working with our hands.
This 8 – 9 October ICA hosts ART FUSION, a participative art project to get you drawing, lino carving and printmaking. This free-to-attend taster event is for young and old, whatever your level of experience.
Within your 1½hour session each participant will be guided to create their own tea-drinking inspired design and print this on 2 gift cards to take away for your own use. Novices will be taught how to safely handle sharp carving tools and basic lino cutting skills. You will carve your own 10cm square piece of lino and print your own cards.
On 10 October the two artists will print up a 20-meter-long frieze using permutations of all the individual lino plates together with their own unifying designs. The frieze will be permanently installed in ICA’s dining room this autumn.
ART INFUSION is part of ICA’s TEA CULTURE project which starts on Sunday 7 October with a talk on Chinese purple clay teapots. Click here to book your tickets.
This ART INFUSION project is supported by the Islington Community Festivals fund and is also part of ICA’s Realising Effective Community project supported by the Big Lottery fund.
依士靈頓華人協會（Islington Chinese Association）將於2018年10月7日至9日（星期日至星期二）舉辦「茶藝文化節」。歡迎所有的茶藝愛好者參加。此節期將介紹中國茶壺的起源及精髓，還有一連串能體嘗的浮雕印刷工作坊。
在10月7日（星期日），熱烈歡迎各界人仕參加在倫敦北部本協會舉辦而僅此一次的「紫砂壺鑑賞」活動。是次講座嘉賓為來自中國著名的紫砂陶瓷城市 – 江蘇省宜興市的著名陶瓷工藝家石越老師。當天將有一系列而富有特色的茶壺，供參與者體驗和鑑賞。
- 中式茶壺的簡史 – 從功能性到裝飾性到藝術性;
如有興趣參加，10月7日的活動，收費: 非會員為 £5.30，協會會員為 £3.00。
購票請上 Eventbrite 網站.
This 7 – 9 October the Islington Chinese Association (ICA) welcomes all tea lovers to its TEA CULTURE FESTIVAL. The festival will feature a presentation on Chinese teapots as well as a 2-day participative art project.
Join us on Sunday 7 October in north London for a one-off event IN PRAISE OF THE PURPLE CLAY TEAPOT. The presentation will be given by the award winning ceramicist Shi Yue (石越) from Yixing, Jiangsu province, China’s renowned city of purple clay pottery. There will be a collection of teapots for the audience to handle and appreciate.
ICA wishes to raise the awareness of Chinese teapots amongst those interested in contemporary Chinese culture, ceramics practitioners, those who socialise in Chinese circles and those wishing to add another arrow to their conversational bow.
The illustrated talk will cover:
- A brief history of the Chinese teapot – from the functional to the decorative to the artistic
- What to look for in choosing a teapot – aesthetics, its efficiency in brewing/pouring, the quality of clay, porous qualities, marks of craftsmanship
- Brief demo of working from wet clay
- The significance of the ‘hand-made’ and hand-finished. How does it work in mass production?
- Shi Yue’s personal outlook for the purple clay product – is clay a finite resource? How the industry has adapted to popular Chinese tea culture and his hopes for the future of the purple clay teapot
This is a fairly weighty event, to be conducted at a leisurely pace, and is envisaged to take 2-3 hours on the Sunday afternoon. Click here to book your tickets.
Join us in Archway to discover the joy of Chinese tea culture. The same venue also hosts ART INFUSION our free taster workshops.