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Nerikomi Workshop - Marbled Clay Tableware

4.9(29 reviews)
Learn how to make colourful geometric & marbled patterns with clay and then turn your designs into glazed functional dishes.
Borough
In-person
£80 pp
3hrs
Beginner
Next available date:18th May 2024
What happens in this class?

Learn the ancient Japanese technique of Nerikomi. Nerikomi is a decorative ceramic process which involves stacking coloured clay and then slicing through the cross section to reveal a pattern, which can then be used as a surface decoration. The outcome reflects a combination of both careful planning and accidental surprise resulting in colourful and endless surface patterns.

In this 3hr course you will be taught various Nerikomi techniques which can be applied in into your own choice of tableware – dish or plate. Choose from our range of colours to create more traditional marbled patterns or a more freeform organic design…

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Things to remember

COLLECTING YOUR FIRED WORKS

You can collect your fired works TWO WEEKS after the class took place.

COLLECTION SLOTS:

  • Tuesdays 5-7 PM
  • Thursdays 5-7 PM
  • Saturdays 2-3 PM

Please come and collect within the stated times as we often run classes before and after the hours and…

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FAQs
How many people will there be in each class?
There will be up to 8 students per session. We pride ourselves in our relaxed intimate environment allowing more one on one time with the teacher.
What Should I Wear?
While the majority of clay can easily be washed out of your clothing, working with terracotta and deeper colours can leave stains. Please come dressed in clothing you do not mind getting dirty and can easily be put through the washing machine. We will provide each maker with an apron for their use during the session.
What Should I bring?
Each class will be fully stocked with all the materials and tools needed. All clay, glazes and firings are included within the cost of the course. Please bring your own sketchbook and drawing/writing materials for note taking and design sketching.
Will there be food provided?
We will provide a range of teas and coffees and some light biscuits. If you would like some a more substantial meal we are conveniently located near Mercato Metropolitano and Borough Market where you can find a range of local restaurants and delis.
What are the COVID precautions?
We will always be in keeping with the government guidelines for Schools and Education. Our teachers are tested regularly. If you are feeling unwell please do not come in to the session.
Do you have disability access?
Our studio is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know in advance and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
Latest Reviews
4.9(29 reviews)
Oleksandra Stepanets - 14 April 2024
It was incredible class, very comfortable and warm atmosphere. Will definitely go for one more try to make something special!
Molly Chowdhury - 18 February 2024
It was an excellent Nerikomi class . Liz is a wonderful teacher. And I look forward to attending more classes. Thanks.
Paul Sabas - 29 January 2024
Loved our Nerokomi workshop - came with a few friends and really happy with the techniques that were shown to us. Had a great time and looking forward to seeing the works glazed!
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Booking Options
3hrs workshop1 class
£80

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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Creative space in Central London in an intimate setting, with on-hand expert guidance from professional ceramic artists.

-SE1 location: within 10 minutes walk from London Bridge and Borough -Professional excellence: all teachers are Royal College of Art alumni -No hidden fees: materials, firings and technical assistance included -Personalised approach: small groups and individualised tuition 

We do everything to enable your creativity, helping you transform your ideas into objects!

Class Location
Decima Clay Borough
Borough
1-5 Newington Causeway
SE1 6ED
London

Reviews

Oleksandra Stepanets - 14 April 2024
It was incredible class, very comfortable and warm atmosphere. Will definitely go for one more try to make something special!
Molly Chowdhury - 18 February 2024
It was an excellent Nerikomi class . Liz is a wonderful teacher. And I look forward to attending more classes. Thanks.
Paul Sabas - 29 January 2024
Loved our Nerokomi workshop - came with a few friends and really happy with the techniques that were shown to us. Had a great time and looking forward to seeing the works glazed!
Michelle Heath - 5 November 2023
I love this studio. Such nice instructors and such a nice central location within the city. Class sizes are small enough to get one to one time which is great. I recommend them to everyone. ☺️
susanne laurvigen - 17 September 2023
Hi there Really enjoyed every minute and always fun to learn new things 😉
Charlotte - 18 June 2023
It was a fantastic few hours where I could absorb myself in creating something unique and explore different techniques. The process was demonstrated clearly and help was on hand at all times. A great way to spend a few hours and now I have a set of beautiful bowls to treasure.
Marisa - 5 June 2023
I recently participated in the Pottery Marbling & Surface Pattern Design workshop and it was absolutely fantastic! Ines was incredibly talented and passionate. The workshop was well-organized and provided all the necessary materials. I loved the opportunity to unleash my creativity and experiment with different colours and patterns. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a unique and rewarding artistic adventure!
Yolanda - 4 June 2023
Ines is an excellent and enthusiastic teacher, and it was a memorable and fun experience learning this new technique with her.  
Jess - 14 May 2023
Inez was friendly, warm, encouraging and great at explaining and modelling the methods and techniques. The class was small enough that it was easy to get help when needed. I had a great time and can’t wait to see how my pieces turned out. Would highly recommend.
Sheila - 9 April 2023
Our three sons gave us Obby vouchers for a special wedding anniversary. We used some of them for this class, and it was such a good choice. The session was really enjoyable-relaxing, informative and productive. Not having done any claywork for years and years, we both felt we improved our skills. Real lifelong learning! What is more, we were both pleased with the results. We would both love to do more of this. Excellent!
Akshay Agrawal - 2 April 2023
Great fun! Must do class if you are art backwards like me. Was like going back to childhood and playing with mud and clay but with a purpose (of creating pottery).
Georgia Wright - 19 February 2023
My second time taking this workshop - the Nerikomi dishes come out beautiful and of a very high quality. Excellent studio with a warm and welcoming atmosphere
Olivia King - 22 January 2023
Very fun Saturday workshop
Claire Healy - 13 November 2022
Excellent 3 hour Saturday course where we learnt new techniques and were able to produce between 2-4 beautiful pieces depending on what method we chose. The instructor was great and the class was small (6 people) which was perfect. Highly recommend!
Pav - 30 October 2022
Fun class. Would recommend to anyone looking to get a little creative.
Robyn Harker - 4 October 2022
This was my second visit to Ines' Nerikomi workshop. Ines is really knowledgeable about her craft and teaches the course in a light-hearted way. A lovely way to spend a few hours doing something creative. I will absolutely be returning again 😁
Mary O'Neill - 2 October 2022
I really enjoyed this excellent pottery marbling class. The teacher very good and she was helpful and friendly. I would recommend highly.
Camille Jamet - 2 October 2022
I loved the class. Ines created a well structured and easy to follow workshop. All student works came out so nicely. I can really recommend this class! It‘s a lot of fun.
Sara Edilbe - 17 September 2022
Thé session was so much fun and very informative
Julie Hayet - 11 September 2022
Excellent teacher and a wonderful experience as a first timer, will definitely book again...
Mary Jelen - 21 August 2022
Absolutely brilliant! I did this with a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed the morning. It was great to spend the time being creative and learning a new skill and the teacher was really enthusiastic bringing lots of ideas and creativity. Highly recommend
Alexandra Eder - 18 July 2022
I enjoyed this workshop very much. Ines is a fantastic teacher with great knowledge, skills and patience. The studio space is also absolutely stunning and I’ll be definitely returning. Thank you !
Mila Zudina - 13 June 2022
Ines is a great teacher and learning this technique was so much fun and very relaxing!
Justine Rinnooy Kan - 12 June 2022
The course was a lot of fun and Ines is really nice. Would definitely recommend!
Clare Joy - 12 June 2022
Wonderful class. The teacher, Ines, was brilliant - explained everything very clearly and made it great fun! I will definitely be back for more
Archana Sagar - 10 June 2022
The class was great. A lot of fun. Aprons provides and lots of clay to make your pieces. Postage value is too high. My piece was stained and it had a crack in the glaze which I was super unhappy about. Overall a fun class.
Saoirse Reid - 30 May 2022
Awesome class, Ines was a joy to learn from and the class was super calm and well explained- I left feeling relaxed and satisfied with my new skills! 100% would recommend for some much needed clay therapy 👍
Vicky - 8 May 2022
The tutor is very nice. I enjoyed making pottery as the environment is cozyand chill. The tutor guided me throughout the course, I would suggest you to take their courses! Lovely!
Kristina Kazantseva - 5 April 2022
Wonderful teachers, lovely atmosphere. It's my new favourite thing to do!