Ceramic Nerikomi Tumbler Workshop

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Ceramic Nerikomi Tumbler Workshop

August 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us at Trapdoor Studio to learn the basics of hand-building ceramics and the Nerikomi technique while making a tumbler cup! In this 4 hour workshop led by Trapdoor founder Ava DeCapri, you’ll learn the basics of slab-building ceramic techniques and Nerikomi, a Japanese decorative ceramic process using colored and stacked clay.

Workshop will cover:

  • Overview of clay and firing as it pertains to the Nerikomi and slab building process.

  • Basics of Nerikomi clay prep and slab-building process through hands-on instruction

  • Understanding how to translate basic Nerikomi and slab-building techniques into your own custom design.

  • Understanding how to work with clay and how to set yourself up for successful results in firing

  • Each student will leave with a custom-designed cup as well as a PDF with information covered at workshop

Due to the time constraints of the workshop, the pipes will be glazed and fired by your instructor. Nerikomi technique calls for a clear glaze to be applied in order to see the designs created in the clay. Students will be able to pick up their finished work 2 weeks after the class during open hours, 12-6, Friday-Sunday.

While we will do our best to guide you through the design and fabrication process to set you up for successful results, we cannot guarantee that your cup will function as intended. Similarly, the ceramic firing process can be unpredictable and through the two firing stages, unpredictable results such as cracking and glaze errors may occur. We will do our best to mend the work when possible and wan all our students to ultimately learn form any errors that may occur.

Date: Saturday, August 27th

Time: 12:00 pm -4:00pm

Location: Trapdoor Studio (address & access information will be emailed to students)

Trapdoor Studio will be implementing COVID-19 protocols during the workshop to ensure staff and vendor safety.

  • Masks will be optional

Class Fees cover all supplies and materials. No prior experience needed, all are welcome! We ask that if you are under the age of 13 that you be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Due to the nature of booking we cannot offer refunds for tickets purchased for this event. Thank you for your understanding.


August 27, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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