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What is Nerikomi technique?

Nerikomi is a technique in which different colors or materials are mixed and layered together to make patterns. These patterns are then put into shape to form ceramic pieces. Its use in ceramics originated in the end of the Chinese Tang dynasty (around AD 800), while the patterns themselves have been found in glasswares from Ancient Mesopotamian cultures (after 24th century BC). My nerikomi work involves the use of original porcelain clay for its high translucence which is suitable for making various patterns. The pieces shine as crystals without glaze and change their colors by the lights passing through, letting us see beautiful scenery.

 

literary work

 
2008 「はじめての練り込み教室」(マリア書房)
2010 「練込・陶芸技法を極める」(誠文堂新光社)
2011 「陶芸・練込模様25種でつくる器 」(誠文堂新光社)
2014 「続・人気作家15人の陶芸技法: 匠の流儀にならう」掲載(誠文堂新光社)  
     
 

magazine

 
2006 「陶遊」連載 (はじめての練り込み教室)  
2007 「陶遊」連載 (陶芸家のひと皿)  
2009 「陶遊」連載 (富士の麓から)  
2010 「陶工房」(若き匠の仕事術)  
2013 「炎芸術 116」(特集:練上)・阿部出版
2013 「陶遊」 2013年 05月号
2016 「陶工房」連載 (誰でも出来る・磁器練込講座)・誠文堂新光社
     
 

DVD

 
2018 (公社)日本工芸会東海支部 作品制作記録事業
 No.27 「磁器練込 Nerikomi Porcelain_Bleu Spiral」