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Nerikomi – Improvers

For those with some previous Nerikomi experience

Saturday 28th January 9:30am – 16:00pm £120: BOOK HERE

Nerikomi is a Japanese process of layering different coloured clays and then slicing through to create a pattern. This workshop is perfect for those with some previous experience of working with clay. Nerikomi ceramics are distinct patterned pieces created through the combination of coloured clays. We will be making our own coloured clay by mixing stains directly into porcelain clay. Students will learn how to use stains to create their own coloured clays, and use traditional nerikomi pattern designs.

During this workshop you will focus on Nerikomi making. There will be a selection of  Nerikomi coloured porcelain provided, alongside stains to mix up your own should you wish to.

This workshop will be taught in the morning, but in the afternoon you will be free to make under your own steam.  Sydney will be at hand should you need any help. 

You can make up to five items such as small dishes or plates, or ten if you are making smaller pieces such as jewellery items. Finished pieces will be fired and glazed, ready for pickup in approximately 3-4 weeks.

These pottery workshops provide a great opportunity for a “Taster Session” if you are contemplating joining a class. There is nothing like a full hands-on experience, working within a group of like-minded people, and getting a good feel for the facilities, energy and atmosphere of the studio. Teaching, materials, glazing, firing, refreshments and the items you have made to take home are included, but please bring your own packed lunch.

This workshop is led by Sydney Alts. Sydney is a regular teacher at The Clay Studio and specialises in Nerikomi – see

Alternatively, if you are interested in a regular weekly class please click HERE

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