Nerikomi, or Neriage is one of the ways to make interesting pottery surface using multiple coloured clays. The idea of decorating the surface in this technique is the same with agateware and marbled ware, and in Japan, it was developed further to create geometric, floral and animal patterns etc.
In this 5-days-course, you will learn the very basic rules of handling clays, tips and tricks in the technique and how to design your patterns. Each week we will make simple patterns and develop one or two more complicated patterns over 4 weeks and we will assist you to make your own pattern on the last day.
You will form the patterned clay into simple shapes such as plates and bowls, and we will finish them with a transparent glaze.
The course fee includes all the materials and firing cost.
Day 1: 7th September /preparing coloured clay, gradation and floral patterns
Day 2: 14th September /stripe variations, triangles
Day 3: 21st September /chequered variations
Day 4: 28th September /hexagon variations
Day 5: 5th October /your own design
The course is led by Mizuyo Yamashita