Ceramics: Tougei (Intermediate Level) with Emi Fujisawa
Five Week Creative Course
Photograph Emi Fujisawa
25 February 2023, 4, 11, 18, 25 March 2023
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Participants should have some previous experience of ceramics, such as completion of a previous Tougei or dinnerware set making course. This course is suitable for those looking to advance their skills.
What will be covered in the class?
JDuring this 5 week course Emi will introduce you to varied methods based on traditional Japanese ceramics techniques. This will include Kesyo, Nerikomi and Kurinuki techniques* on pinch pots, coiled pots and slabbed pieces.You will produce functional and artistic works based on your own project.
Functional items such as tableware, jugs, vases and three-dimensional works can be made during classes.
The emphasis of Tougei classes is learning in a fun and sociable environment, with each individual working at their own pace doing what they enjoy most. Students are encouraged to investigate new ideas, techniques and the work of contemporary and historical makers if they are so inclined.
Japanese Kesyou technique: Decorating and carving surface using colour slips and carving tools.
Japanese Nerikomi technique: a decorative process that involves stacking colored clay and then slicing through the cross section to reveal a pattern, which can then be used as an applied decoration.
Kurinuki technique: making pottery from carving away from a single block of clay.
Nerikomi technique continued.
Finishing glazing – Experience of the throwing wheel (optional).
What will students leave the class with?
You leave with a good foundation of traditional Japanese hand building techniques, as well as glazes and glazing techniques to build upon in the future.
What will I need to bring?
All materials are included. You may wish to bring a sketchbook to draw designs and make notes. Aprons or coveralls should be worn at all times, along with hair-ties and closed-toe shoes.
Ceramics Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).
In an effort to make our site more environmentally friendly, we ask that students respect our wishes to reduce the amount of uncollected / unwanted work at the end of term.
Emi Fujisawa is a Japanese textile and ceramic artist/designer. Her personal work is mainly focused on making vases and Japanese matcha bowls using her own glazes made with natural materials.