Second Saturday, May 13th, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Guest Artist, Shumpei Yamaki, will be giving free throwing
demonstrations throughout the day
Shumpei Yamaki was born and raised in Kamakura, Japan. He moved to Philadelphia in 1996 to study dance. He went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in archaeology at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. In 1999, Shumpei was injured in an automobile accident and enrolled in a ceramics class as physical therapy for his arm. He discovered his passion for ceramics, and in 2001 began an apprenticeship under Richard Bresnahan. He learned traditional Japanese pottery techniques, wood-firing, and ways to rely on local resources and resource conservation. He is currently the resident artist at Scattergood Friends School and Farm. He is building a wood-fire kiln for the school and has been experimenting with local clay in his personal endeavors as a wood-fire potter.