September 15 – September 16, 2018 · 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$185 members, $195 non-members
This workshop is a hands-on workshop where you will learn the technique of Nerikomi. Nerikomi is an ancient Japanese decorative technique that uses colored clay to make intricate designs directly in the clay. This art involves stacking different colored clays together to form a design forms patterned rolls or canes. Cross-sectional slices of these canes are applied to slabs of clay, making decorative clay fabric.
Working with colored clay in this way is all about patterning: making colorful designs--flowers, geometrics, checkerboards, stripes and integrating this design into the body of the pot.
The demonstrations will teach basic Nerikomi process: mixing colored clay, making light to dark shaded colors, making Nerikomi rolls and clay fabric, and using the clay fabric to construct a bowl of your design.
Beginners are welcome. The only requirement is a love of color and design!
Image: Nell Hazinski, Long Platter with Blue Nerikomi