Nerikomi: The Art of Colored Clay (Hardcover)

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A fully illustrated examination of the use of color in clay, outlining its history and exploring the styles and techniques of the leading modern makers.

Mix two or more colors of clay as part of a piece's design, and you are creating nerikomi. There are many techniques – stacking, stretching, slicing – but with nerikomi, the decoration is built and fired into the work's very fabric, rather than glazing it later. This beautifully illustrated introduction by accomplished nerikomi specialist Thomas Hoadley includes:

– A brief history of the origins and international styles of colored clay

– A section dedicated to the most honored Japanese Masters of nerikomi

– Stunning examples of work from the world's leading experts

– Step-by-step examples of many of the techniques employed

Whether you simply enjoy the beauty of multicolored clay, or are seeking inspiration, this essential volume contains everything you need to embark on your own nerikomi projects.

About the Author

Thomas Hoadley apprenticed with Vermont potter Malcolm Wright, who brought Japanese Karatsu-style wood-fired pottery techniques to the United States. Thomas later established a pottery studio in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. He holds a Special Judge's Award from the 2011 International Ceramics Festival in Japan and his work was featured at the White House, and is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789941692
ISBN-10: 1789941695
Publisher: Herbert Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English

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