Nerikomi — Color and Pattern in Porcelain Winter 2018

Nerikomi, a ceramic technique for colored porcelain, is a unique fusion of color, pattern and form.  The Japanese name translates from “neri,” meaning “kneading,” and “komi,” meaning “into”—describing the process: pigments are mixed into wet clay, integrating the color throughout rather than painting it onto the surface.  Different colored clays are layered and compressed to construct a solid block with a pattern running through the inside.  Ranging from simple stripes to marbled swirls to intricate images, the design is revealed when the block is sliced in a cross section.  These pieces of patterned clay can be shaped and formed to create pottery or sculpture with striking visual effects that could not be achieved using any other technique.    

This class will include weekly demos, instruction, and the opportunity to practice and personalize a series of new colored clay techniques.  I will show how to color the clay and we will learn some hand-building methods of pattern construction, color blending, lamination, inlay, and experimental processes.  Explore the many possibilities of nerikomi and discover how colored clay can add a new dimension to your ceramic artwork!

Level: Intermediate

10 Weeks
Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Member Tuition: 
Non-Member Tuition: 
Materials Fee: 
Materials fee will be added to the tuition when you check out.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Class will not meet on Feb 22nd unless snow day makeups are necessary.