Hands-On at Noguchi: Hand-building with Clay

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Isamu Noguchi wrote, “I have only made pottery in Japan, never elsewhere. I think the earth here and the sentiment here are suited to pottery.” Spend time in the exhibition Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan and discuss the influence of Japanese culture and aesthetics on Noguchi’s ceramics. Then, learn how to hand build from slabs of clay to create sculpture.


Previous experience is not necessary. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Ages 18 and older. $20 members, $30 non-members. Program fee includes admission to the Museum and materials. Contact [email protected] with any questions about the program.


Isamu Noguchi working on clay sculpture in his studio in Kita Kamakura, Japan, c. 1952. The Noguchi Museum Archive. ©INFGM / ARS