Wabi Sabi Pottery
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Welcome to Wabi Sabi Pottery Workshop, on Saturday,

March 27 & Sunday, March 28


Wabi Sabi Pottery—Hand Formed Tea Bowls (Chawan) 

Wabi sabi, the acceptance of transience and imperfection is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and aesthetics. In tea bowls, irregularities and imperfections are prized: they are often featured prominently as the "front" of the bowl. In this workshop, we are going to use the traditional method in pottery to make tea bowls. Come to experience wabi sabi, and make your own tea bowls. 

Your instructor Ping Wei will demonstrate the process of making pinched bowls first. You will have enough time to make a tea cup and a tea bowl. All materials are included. After the workshop, Ping Wei will have your pieces fired and ready for you to pick up in three weeks. 

Instructor: Ping Wei


Saturday March 27

Time: 10 am - 12 pm 

Check-in time: 9:45 am

The workshop will begin at: 10:00 am

All materials included


Sunday,  March 28

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm 

Check-in time: 12:45 am

The workshop will begin at: 1:00 pm

All materials included


Fee: $65 General/$60 Member per class

(The class fee includes admission to the garden for the day)



 COVID19 Guidelines for attending Pottery Workshop

  Stay home if you are sick or running fever

10 Maximum per class

Protect yourself while visiting the garden.  

 Stay at least 6 feet away from others in the class

 Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth 

 Wash your hands with soap  and water or use alcohol-based sanitizer after using the restrooms.  

 Facial cover required by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in the public setting.

 Attendance at and use of the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix and its facilities is at the sole risk of the attendee/participant and the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix shall not be responsible for any injury, sickness or harm experienced by an attendee/participant from or related to such use, and by its use, the attendee/participant assumes such risk. 


Your prompt arrival will ensure a more pleasurable experience not only for yourself but for the other participants as well.



The Garden is located at 1125 North 3rd Avenue, between 3rd Avenue and Latham (2 blocks North of Roosevelt). Parking is available at the garden.

When riding the Light Rail, exit at the Central and Roosevelt stop. The Garden is located on the west side of the rail, 0.3 miles from the station; it is directly behind the Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix), just north of Portland Avenue. The Garden entrance is across the parking lot at 1125 N. 3rd Avenue.


Cancellation & Refund Policies

All classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment one week prior to the start date may be subject to cancellation at the Garden's discretion. The Garden will contact registered participants in classes affected by cancellations and offer refunds or placement in an alternate class. Workshop/program participants who withdraw from a class/program at least ten business days prior to the scheduled workshop/program start date may receive a full refund on their registration. (A “business day” is defined as M-F.)

Refunds will not be given to workshop/program participants who withdraw from a class after the first class has been held.


Missed Classes

Workshop/program participants who do not show up to the workshop/program without notification before the scheduled workshop/program must forfeit their payment and reservation    


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