A Tea-riffic Day in Studio Art

Student Artists Host Japanese Tea Ceremony Using Self-Made Tea Bowls

Miller Place, N.Y. (December 2019)—At Miller Place High School, Mrs. Stasi’s Studio Art class recently hosted a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in celebration of their latest project. Over the last few weeks while studying ceramics, the student-artists designed Japanese inspired tea bowls. Each bowl was designed using the pinch pot method to reflect the natural and imperfect tea bowls from Japan. Collectively, the class sipped tea in each of their glazed bowls to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments.

Ms. Stasi’s annual Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstrates how the Miller Place School District incorporates cultural diversity initiatives into lesson plans throughout the school year. The District aims to open students’ minds and increase their awareness and understanding of the lives people lead around the world.