Mingei – A Japanese term used to honor the value in the everyday objects we use and the people who craft them.
Join ceramicist Marcello Andres Ortega for a workshop that is equal parts social and spirited. Marcello will start the workshop in Afro Mingei, a space designed by Theaster Gates, to discuss his work as a ceramicist and the connection we have between the simple items in our homes that serve a dual purpose of functional art. Following the discussion, guests are invited to craft their own dinnerware, with guidance from Marcello, inspired by the philosophy of Mingei.
After the workshop, guests will be invited back to Afro Mingei to pick up their glazed and fired ceramic creations. Attendees will be notified via email once their pieces are available for pick-up.
This workshop will begin in Afro Mingei and is designed for adults ages 21+. Learn something new, have a bite to eat, and get creative.
Registration is $35 for Nasher Members; $45 for Non-members. Ticket price includes a cocktail and snacks at Afro Mingei and all art-making supplies. In-person and open to the public. Advance registration required.
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.