Japan Society of Fairfield County
Still Mountain Center Sculpture Garden Party

Still Mountain Center is in the wilds of Connecticut, near Kent, on a 15 acre site which abounds in gorgeous scenery including a mountain, lake, and a stream with a beaver dam. The event began around 10 AM with volunteers tending the sculpture garden path.  Only a trace of mountain laurel was still in bloom.  A potluck picnic lunch followed at noon.

TeaAfter Bill serving tea lunch our cultural activities began with a tea ceremony led by Bill Jarvis, JSFC director and tea master of the Urasenke School, joined by tea master and member Michael McKenna of the Omotesenke School and held in the second floor meditation room at Still Mountain Center.

Joy Brown led us on a tour of Still Mountain Center including her pottery studio and Japanese style Anagama kiln.  She apprenticed as a potter in Japan. Below, some of Joy's newest creations  await firing in the kiln at the far left. The firing will be held during  July and people are welcome to drop in during the day and observe.
Joy's work awaiting firing
Read Kathryn Boughton article in the KentDispatch of 06/29/2007
Joy Brown's web site
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