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Sun, 04 Jun


OmVed Gardens

Kurinuki Clay Masterclass by artist Heather Gibson

Sculpt your own distinctive carved vessel form

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Kurinuki Clay Masterclass by artist Heather Gibson
Kurinuki Clay Masterclass by artist Heather Gibson

Time & Location

04 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

OmVed Gardens, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK


About the event

Kurinuki or ‘to hollow-out’ is a traditional Japanese hand building technique where a form is found rather than made. Beginning with a block of clay, you will learn different techniques for carefully forming and carving your own unique kurinuki cup (yunomi).

During this three hour pottery class, Heather will guide you through sculpting your own distinctive carved vessel form. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools such as looping and carving tools, as well as experimenting with some natural found materials which can be used to create impressions and surface traces in the clay. This is a very intuitive process, with a focus on thoughtful and meditative creativity.

This workshop is accessible to all levels of experience, whether you are new to clay or a potter who fancies experimenting with a new technique. Please bring a sketchbook or notepad, pen or pencil and some found objects if you wish to experiment pressing them into clay.

Finished pots will be fired to stoneware temperature with a beautiful white glaze to accentuate the uniqueness of your surface mark-making. These will be ready for collection 3 weeks after the workshop to allow for drying and firing time. Collection available for free from N22 or NW3. Delivery available for additional £5 postage and packaging.


This event if part of 'Trace' an exhibition and programme of events curated by OmVed Gardens, Metafleur and Thrown for Chelsea Fringe 2023.

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