Clay Storytelling Workshop with Renowned Artist Nakazato

July 1, 2017, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:42 PM
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Renowned international ceramicist, Tomoko Nakazato. Photo courtesy of Donkey Mill Art Center.

International ceramicist Tomoko Nakazato will present “Peculiar Creatures: Storytelling in Clay” at Donkey Mill Art Center on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nakazato is an internationally-recognized ceramicist who currently lives in California. Nakazato’s class, suitable for all ages and skill levels, will explore the art and thematic elements of storytelling through the creation of clay creature sculptures. Students will practice hand-building and surface techniques to develop their own characters.

The class admission fee is $180 for Donkey Mill members, $250 for non-members. There is a $49 supply fee which will provide air dry clay (mexo white or red), buff Sculpture clay (sculpture 412, B-mix with grog preferred), underglazes, firing and new tools if needed.

Attending students are asked to bring a notebook or sketchbook, water bottle, sack lunch, and dress appropriately for getting muddy. Tools will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own.

Nakazato is a Japan native who moved to San Francisco in 1996. She narrates contemporary tales of the human experience through her animated ceramic sculptures and drawings. An MFA graduate of San Francisco State University, she has exhibited her art throughout the country, including at the John Natsoulas Gallery, SF MoMA Artist Gallery and SOFA Chicago.


For more details on this and other upcoming classes and events at Donkey Mill Art Center, visit or call (808) 322-3362.

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