Nerikomi Is a Japanese hand-building pattern technique using colored clay.
‘Neri’ means to mix or blend, and ‘Komi’ means to press. You mix colored clay and then press it together.
The first step is preparing the colored clay, where you mix pigments and stains into the clay.
Then you layered it in different order and patterns to create a block of clay. After, you slice the block into thin layers. Finally, you make a pattern in a repetitive (or abstract) way from these slices.
This is an introduction to the Nerikomi technique, you will learn how to create the different patterns, and you will make your plate using Nerikomi and a mix of other techniques (Like marbling and clay mix). This is an exciting and satisfying technique, and making it is so fun.
When the project is finished, you will leave it in my studio to get dry. Then, your project will be dipped in clear glaze, fired in my kiln, and will be ready for pick up after two weeks.
Costs include the teaching, all materials, tools, studio space, tea and cookies, and the pieces you have made.
-The workshop is in English.
-No need to bring special clothes.
-For all levels.
-Please be on time or a bit before
-We strongly encourage you to register as class size is limited to 8 people per class
-No experience is necessary – the workshop is intended for beginners but is also suitable for the more experienced.
-We offer a relaxed and supportive environment.
Group size: 9 people
Duration: 2.5 hours
Location: Kesemy design shop & studio in Nieuwmarkt area,
Korte koningsstraat 21, 1011EX Amsterdam.
The price for the 2.5 hours workshop is 55 euros, including all materials, tea, and cookies.