Pottery has been a part of our lives since time immemorial. Starting from the utilitarian products in the Neolithic age, pottery has come a long way with regard to its role in our daily lives, both in art and design. Among the very many techniques we've come across in hand building pottery, Nerikomi has remained by far one of the most spellbinding of it all.
Of Japanese origin, the term Nerikomi means "to press into" referring to the action of pressing clay patterns to a mold. The technique involves slabs of different clays, or colored clays stacked, folded or pressed and later sliced and arranged to shape vessels.
The session would include an introduction to the technique which includes a demonstration of pattern making, followed by a hands-on trial and execution by the participants.
About the Facilitator :
Lakshmi KV, after graduation in Ceramic and Glass Design from NID, Ahmedabad, she has been working with the material since. Having worked with clay for the past six years, she has always admired how the material grows in her hands. Clay as a medium can be very demanding, with respect to the patience and dedication required to work with it. In today's fast-moving world, it brings us back to a place where we have to pace down to the speed of the material, in its own meditative form of creation