The Pinch Pot Workshop - 19 June 2018
A pinch pot is a basic style of pottery produced by thinning the clay walls with your thumb and forefingers while pinching them together. This form of pottery has been made since antiquity up to present day. Pottery created using this technique can be both ornamental and functional. Participants will make functional sake cups (a set of two), a cup, or small pot/bowl; having a smooth finish or decorated with leaves and stamps of their choice.
Participants will be able to choose from different types of glaze colours:
• Pale Green
• Gloss white
What is included: 300g stoneware clay, glaze, bisc and glaze firing cost, 1 hour lesson, all the 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 the main counter one month after the event.
Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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.
ITEM ID: #13931