A Taste of Tea & Pottery

The Volcano Art Center invites you to show your support for ceramics and glass programs on Hawai’i Island by attending A Taste of Tea & Pottery, on Sunday, August 25th from 12noon - 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.

The annual fundraiser, now in its third year, helps fund VAC’s "Fire Arts Programs" which include ongoing ceramics and glass classes and workshops. Admission is $30 for VAC Members or $35 for non-Members and includes your choice of one hand made tea cup or bowl, a tasting of several freshly brewed Hawai’i grown teas, and the option to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Enjoy door prizes and a silent auction as well as cookies, packaged tea and tea cups which can be purchased additionally. Attendees will again be able to vote for their favorite Hawaiʻi grown tea through the Taster’s Choice Award.

Throughout the afternoon ceramics students along with VAC's instructor, Erik Wold, will be in the studio offering a hands-on experience with clay along with ongoing demonstrations of wheel-thrown pottery techniques. Eva Lee, from Hawai’i Tea Society and co-founder of Tea Hawai’i & Company of Volcano will discuss tea cultivation in Hawai’i for small family farms and the global market. Lee will also present a summary on the pre event fund raising Arts & Tea Culture Workshops which were made possible by the support of Volcano ceramic artist guest instructor and tea grower Chiu Leong, and Chado practitioner artist Philippe Nault infusing tea culture with Hawaiʻi agriculture. A Taste of Tea & Pottery event is co-sponsored by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture.

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Event Properties

Event Date 08-25-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 08-25-2019 4:00 pm
Location Volcano Arts Center

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