Making Mingei Workshop & Sake Tasting: September 28th, 6:30-8:30PM

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Mingei - A Japanese philosophy used to honor the value in the everyday objects we use and the people who craft them.

Join Sake Sommelier Mayuka Yatomi and Marcello Andres Ceramics for a workshop that is equal parts social, spirited, and technical. The workshop will start with a light introduction to Mayuka, her company Sake-Hana, and Marcello Andres Ceramics. Mayuka will lead a sake tasting while discussing sake / Japanese culture, the concept of respect, and details regarding the sake. Then we'll dive into a convivial discussion about the connection we have with our favorite objects and the dual purpose they serve as functional art. Following the discussion, guests are invited to craft 4 of their own sake vessel pinch pots with guidance from Marcello, inspired by the philosophy of Mingei.

After the workshop, guests will be invited back to the studio to pick up their glazed and fired creations. Attendees will be notified via email once their pieces are available for pick-up (delivery can be arranged as well).

This workshop will be hosted at Marcello's studio in the Cedars Neighborhood at 1501 Gano St., Dallas, TX 75215. Learn something new, have a beverage, and get creative.

Tickets are $125 each and include the workshop, all art-making supplies, complimentary sake, and your finished pieces. In-person and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.

About Mayuka Yatomi and Sake-Hana

Sake-Hana is a wholesale imports company based in Dallas, Texas. Mayuka founded Sake-Hana in 2018 and currently services over 250 accounts with Sake products across 6 states. Her clients include Tei-An, Tei-Tei, Namo, Meridian, Akira Back, Ichigoh Ramen, Jettison, Casablanca, and many more. She regularly travels to Japan to visit her suppliers and source the best quality product.

About Marcello Andres Ortega

Marcello Andres Ortega is a Dallas-based ceramic artist. His functional work is rooted in cultivating conviviality and sentiment, inspired by the family-style dinners Marcello regularly experienced as the youngest of his Chilean-immigrant family.

In 2017, Marcello left a career in finance to open his ceramics art studio where he collaborates with restaurateurs, chefs, and mixologists to design pieces aligned with their vision. Now, under the brand Marcello Andres, Marcello employs artists to assist in the production of his own line of ceramics. He continues to scale his business in order to achieve Marcello Andres' larger goal of supporting more artists, and artfully nourishing those near and far.