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Pottery Video of the Week: Creating Intricate Colored Clay Patterns for Slab Building

Posted By Jennifer Harnetty On January 6, 2012 @ 9:35 am In Ceramic Colorants,Daily,Features,Video | No Comments

 

Curt Benzle explains how to make intricate patterns with colored clay in today's pottery video.

Curt Benzle explains how to make intricate patterns with colored clay in today's pottery video.

Nerikomi is a technique in which specific images are created in layers within a tube or “log” and then segmented as cross-sections. These image wafers are then used either in slab building or as appliqué.

 

Curt Benzle has been using the Nerikomi technique to make super thin, intricately patterned works of art for nearly forty years. In today’s pottery video, Curt explains how to make these patterned loafs of clay. If you ever enjoyed the Play Doh Fun Factory as a child, this technique will be right up your alley! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


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photo of colored clay pottery by Curt Benzle

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Curt explains how he slices his patterned clay logs and builds ultra thin, semi translucent slab vessels like the one shown at left in Expanding Your Creative Palette with Colored Clay.

 

 

To see more of Curt’s work, visit http://www.benzleporcelain.com.

 



 

 

 


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