LOAM will have the pleasure to welcome Japanese potter Eiko Maeda a third time to share this uncommon ceramic technique using coloured clay known in Japan as ‘Nerikomi’. Through careful handling and blending of tinted porcelain Eiko produces delicate patterns in slabs of clay and transforms them into exquisite functional vessels.
In this hands-on workshop you will be shown how to add shades of colour to the clay then how to combine the different coloured clays to create a variety of patterns. You will be shown how to prepare the clay so that the patterns are well compressed and integrated into a slab that you will then use to make vessels.
Eiko’s art education began at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo where she specialized in Japanese lacquer (Urushi). Eiko first learned Nerikomi back in Japan from Master Eiji Murofushi, a pioneer in the field. Eiko is currently based north of Toronto in Woodbridge, Ontario.This workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced potters with some experience in hand-building. All materials will be provided. Your creations will be bisqued fired for you and ready to be picked up 2-4 weeks after the workshop.
Please bring a packed lunch.
See a short video about Eiko Maedo and the Nerikomi technique.
Eiko Maeda’s Instagram
See Feature in the February 2019 edition of Ceramic's Monthly
See more of Eiko Maeda’s work at eikoceramics.jimdo.com