The Coiling Pottery Workshop (For Non-Beginners) - 25 May 2018 6:00pm
Coiling is a method of creating pottery. It has been used to shape clay into vessels for many thousands of years. It ranges from Africa to Greece and from China to New Mexico. They have used this method in a variety of ways. Pottery created using this technique can be both ornamental and functional. Participants will make a functional cup or small pot/bowl, small vase, having a smooth finish or decorated with leaves and stamps of their choice.
*This workshop is not for complete beginners to ceramics making.
Participants will be able to choose from different types of glaze colours:
• Dark Brown/Black
• Navy Blue
• Pale Green
• Gloss white
What is included: 400g stoneware clay, glaze, bisc and glaze firing cost, 1.5 hour lesson, tools.
Please bring your own apron, towel and anything you would like to use for texturing your ceramics such as shells and leaves etc.
Items can be collected from till one month after the workshop date.
Date: Friday 25 May 2018
Time: Seminar: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: Japan Centre Ceramics & Sushi, 19 Shaftesbury Ave. London W1D 7ED
*Please do not add any other items to your order if you purchase this item. You will receive an e-ticket confirmation sent by email for this item.
Profile for Noriko Nagaoka:
Noriko Nagaoka was born in Osaka and has lived in London for 15 years. When she was in Japan, she always wanted to make pottery, but it did not have the chance until three years ago in London, when she started taking evening ceramic courses. Since then, she has been making ceramics part-time, slowly becoming more and more full-time. In May 2017, she joined the Turning Earth Studio and since the end of August 2017, she has become a full-time potter.
Noriko Nagaoka loves nature and most of her items are inspired by it. Trees, ocean scenery, mountains, waterfalls, and animals are all inspirations for her. She loves food, so when she makes her ceramics, she always thinks about how she can make food look better in her plates or bowls. Every day she explores finding better shapes, sizes, weights or better colours on the items that she makes.
Another one of her inspirations is the Japanese Master Potter Mr. Shoji Hamada. His spontaneous designs and clean shapes are what she strives to achieve in her own work.
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