The ancient Chinese art of Nerikomi involves layering different coloured clays to create pattern and texture. Barbara Gittings takes us step-by-step through this fascinating process.
'What I love about ceramics is that you can make something so solid, permanent and tangible from something that is so intangible and is always changing in nature. To try and fix it, make it permanent, feels very grounding.'
'Once up to speed, it is possible to produce around 200 tiles a day using this method.' In this masterclass, potter and Froyle Tiles' owner Rich Miller discusses making hand-carved and pressed tiles with relief designs.
'Essentially I see my pots as containers of distilled thoughts, moments arrested in time expressing the narratives of their own making.' In our latest video, potter Duncan Ayscough discusses the processes he uses to throw and combine the elements of a long-necked pot.
'I continue to make functional pots, but I draw on my enjoyment of playing in a sculptural way with components.' Renowned potter Walter Keeler discusses the processes he uses to extrude, hand build, throw and assemble the various elements of one of his jugs.
'Surfaces are scarred with marks or mono-printed with slip, then the application of warm matte or glossy glazes complement and contrast with unglazed areas.' Annette Welch discusses making large thrown dishes, decorated with abstract designs.
'I aim to exploit bone china's inherent qualities of whiteness and translucency within my own practice.' Sasha Wardell discusses the mould-making process behind her slip-cast bone china bowls.