TUESDAY, June 23, 2020.    1:00 – 3:00 pm EST / 2:00 – 4:00 PST

Instructor:  Joanne Lee

Learn how to create stunning patterns in clay using an ancient Japanese decorative technique called Nerikomi. Joanne will show students how to use three different types of stoneware to create intricate designs directly in the clay and teach a variety of techniques for marbleizing.  participants will learn how she makes stripes, polka dots and floral patterns in her work. Additionally, she will show participants how to use a common kitchen bowl as a hump mold for their own Nerikomi bowl. As a bonus, she will demonstrate how she uses this technique to make her large slab bowls.

Joanne will demonstrate outlined techniques for approximately 1.75 hours, after which there will be a about 15 minutes for more in-depth, live Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the host will communicate these questions to Joanne during her demo.

All students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop. Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Joanne during the demo.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email. 

Click here for Zoom Instructions and workshop agenda.


+ $15 optional materials fee for a small bag of 3 types of clay (dark, medium, and light stoneware). If you are including clay with registration, note that the registration must be received by 6/16/20 for pick up in Sonoma.

Some Clay Experience Recommended
All Ages

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