nerikomi class; blocks and collage: September


nerikomi class; blocks and collage: September

Regular price

nerikomi class, 6 periods: mixed level class. This is a shorten class to make the cost more affordable. I took out of my usual program the period about coloring clay and cane making.

*all included: stains, clay, tools, protection gear, glaze  and firings.


You will learn: 

nerikomi techniques: all the basic patterns, collage, and make your own ceramic projects with colored clay. 


example of individual projects: 

beginner student: small dishes, tea cups, thumblers, small bowls...

intermediate student: mugs, vases, pots with feet...

advanced student: tea set with a teapot and 4 tea bowls, sculpture, large dishes...

(the levels are regarding hand building clay techniques, I expect that all are beginners in coloured clay designing)


Schedule: 6 classes tuesday evenings 

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm: demonstrations (about 1 hour) + individual work (about 2 hours)

9:30 pm: wrap up and cleaning (15 min to 30 min)

    september 3 : basic patterns with colored clay

    • Marbling techniques
    • geometric patterns: wiggles, checks, spirals

      september 10 :  basic patterns with colored clay (part 2)

      • lines: waves, zigzags...
      • natural illusions: wood, stone, granit...
      • gradients

        september 17 : collage and laminating

        • how to join slices of blocks and canes in a composition
        • laminating 2 slabs to have a different inside and outside
        • surface collage

        september 24 : individual projects

        • slab compositions

          october 1st :  individual projects

          • construction

          october 8th  individual projects

          • finishing

          *glazing does'nt constitute a full period, you will have the option that I dip your pieces in clear, or schedule an hour to come glaze your pieces. 

            *Classes will be in person in my studio. All tools and materials are included. 

            Disclaimer: Minimum 5 inscriptions to give the class, If we don't have the minimum I will cancel the class and refund you. No refunds if you cannot attend one of the 8 periods, but i'll offer you a discount for free time studio renting if you want to catch up with your projects.