Taught by Chie Fujii of Chieco Ceramics
Saturday, April 22nd, 12-5pm
In this 1-day workshop, participants will work with Japanese ceramic artist & maker, Chie Fujii, to learn Nerikomi and inlay techniques. Nerikomi, also known as “neriage” is a decorative process that involves stacking colored pieces of clay and cutting through cross sections to reveal dynamic patterns.
In this workshop, we will cover introductory techniques along with simple and fun approaches to Nerikomi that can be incorporated into participant's work beyond the workshop. Participants will learn how to create a flower pattern, how to mix stains into clay along with fundamental techniques for creating slab pieces. Participants can expect to make 3 plates that will be fired and glazed after the workshop, making them food safe. All pieces will be ready for pick up within 3-weeks of the workshop.
This workshop is well suited for those who are new to ceramics and want to learn a dynamic and fun technique, along with those with prior experience in ceramics who would like to expand their skills and learn different approaches to working with clay. All experience levels are welcome.
Lunch and beverages will be provided. All tools and materials are included, participants are also encouraged to bring their own tools. This workshop will take place at Sooki Studio, located in East Los Angeles, 15 minutes east of Downtown.
Photos courtesy of Chie Fujii.
Sliding Scale Pricing
Sliding scale pricing is a tool for social equity. We use sliding scale pricing to make ceramics education accessible and affordable to all.
There are three tiers for pricing, when signing up for a workshop, please pay on the scale what feels right to you and your current finances. This is a trust based system, only you will know what feels comfortable and possible.
The high end of the scale is the true cost. If you are someone who can afford to pay this, please do, as this offsets the price for others, allowing us to create more affordable offerings.
Chie Fujii, founder of Chieco Ceramics, is a Japanese ceramic artist & maker based in Los Angeles. Fujii received her Master’s degree in sculpture and fine arts from the Tokyo University of the Arts. Fujii has an extensive background in clay arts, using traditional and ancient hand-building techniques that explore the passage of time from antiquity to the present. Through her work process, she consciously chooses what she controls. She dares to let go of that control by embracing the unpredictable, and skillfully incorporates chaos into her pieces.
Workshops are non-refundable, if you do need to cancel I will try my best to fill the spot, in which case I can offer a refund, however this is not guaranteed. If you are unable to attend the workshop you may transfer your spot to another person.
Participants are encouraged to take at home Covid tests prior to the workshop to ensure collective safety. As we're working in a very well ventilated environment, masks are optional. If you are experiencing any Covid like symptoms or have been exposed to someone with Covid, please stay home and get in touch so that we can schedule a make-up session.