Introduction to Nerikomi, is a two-day ceramics course led by ceramicist Mizuyo Yamashita.
Nerikomi, or Neriage is a Japanese technique used to create interesting and detailed patterns in the clay by combining multiple and coloured clays In Japan, this technique has been used to create geometric patterns, flower motifs and cartoon characters in clay.
During this course, students will learn to make patterns by manipulating and colouring clay according to the rules of Nerikomi. Nerikomi slabs will then be used to create simple shapes such as plates and bowls.
This course will cover:
- Colouring clay
- Introduction to clay patternmaking including:
- Ichimatsu (checkered pattern)
- Uzura-de (a traditional Nerikomi pattern)
- Striping and marbling
Artwork and objects made during this course will be fired at the Camden Art Centre kiln, and can be taken home by students.
This course is suitable for those with little to no experience of ceramics. All materials costs are included. Size restrictions apply.