Pottery & Ceramics: Nerikomi Course

What you'll learn

Learn how to work with coloured clay in our new Pottery & Ceramics Nerikomi course in Sydney!

If you are bored with glazing, working with coloured clay can help you to get colour and pattern on your ceramics without glazing. No experience is necessary.

Nerikomi is a decorative process established in Japan, which involves arranging coloured clay in a block and then slicing through the cross-section to reveal a pattern. These slices are used to create beautiful ceramics.

Everything made in this class will be bisque fired, glazed and glaze fired for you by the studio and ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks.

Course fee includes all your materials, tools and finishing of your pieces by the studio. Feel free to bring a photo of a pattern or painting that inspires you, and let's start creating!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Nerikomi course you will learn how to:

  • plan your project
  • arrange colours
  • slice a coloured clay block to reveal your pattern
  • create three-dimensional designs

Course content

This Nerikomi course covers the following:

  • Clay - what you need to know
  • Decorative techniques
  • Colour arranging
  • Slicing techniques
  • Finishing touches

Who is this Nerikomi course for?

This course is designed for

  • everyone is interested in working with coloured clay to create some objects with colourful designs or patterns

Please bring to class

  • face mask
  • an apron or a towel


Silky Shapes Studio
202/15 Falcon Street
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065

Parking direction

Please note, there is 2 hours of free street parking on Hayberry street, a 1-minute walk from the studio, available, as well as 2 hours of free parking at Woolworths across the street from the studio.


  • The hand sanitiser and handwashing are available at the entrance to the studio.
  • All classes are running with smaller numbers to accommodate 4m2 / person requirements.
  • All pottery wheels have been placed in 1.5 metres distance from each other.
  • Everyone is asked to place all tools they have used during the class in a container with disinfectant.
  • Everyone is asked to use disinfectant wipes to clean the glaze containers before placing them back on shelves.
  • Everyone is asked to spray disinfectant over their work area after they have cleaned it.
  • All aprons provided by the studio get washed after each use, or alternatively you can bring your own apron.
  • Recycled clay stays untouched for longer than a week before getting used again.
  • Please don't forget to enter your phone number and email address when you enrol.

Additional information

  • Please don’t wear your best clothing! Clay will wash out, but it’s better to wear some older clothes
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes
  • Nails need to be trimmed
  • You will need to return a week after the last class to collect your pieces. You will be able to discuss this with your teacher

Other Information

Please note, concessions are not available for our Pottery courses that are held in partnership with Silky Shapes Studio.

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