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Isra Basurto: 4-Day Nerikomi Workshop

Isra Basurto: 4-Day Nerikomi Workshop

Regular price $195.00 USD
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Class Schedule

Fridays from 11am - 2pm


January 12, 19 -  Feb. 2, 9


$195 per person, 10% discount for members, high school/college students


Unveiling the Technique of Colored Clay Patterns and Gold Luster

This is a comprehensive four-session Nerikomi course, where you will learn the intricate art of staining porcelain and using colored clay to craft stunning patterns and one-of-a-kind pieces. The class will cover all aspects of the technique from coloring and preparing porcelain, learning how to build a variety of patterns and learning how to form and structure pieces. As an addition to the course we will learn how to apply gold luster details to the pieces and fire them for a third time. This course is designed for both beginners and intermediate ceramic enthusiasts incorporating a selection of hand-building techniques as well as tips for wheel-throwing with the patterns.

Teaching Artist

Isra Basurto

About the Teaching Artist

I was first introduced to ceramics by an Anthropologist in Mexico City when I was 16. I signed up for a clay class which I thought would involve making and firing ceramics but instead it focused on grinding wild clay under the sun in order to prepare the material and primitive hand-building techniques. Despite all this and not having any kilns to fire the pieces it somehow ignited my interest. It wasn’t until I moved to California a year later that I was introduced to stoneware and porcelain and ceramics turned into a passion. I devoted my university final project to a ceramics solo exhibit and went on to a ceramics program in Valencia, Spain afterwards. Throughout the years I have continued exploring a fusion of primitive techniques with refined materials which I find fascinating. I like modifying clay bodies with ceramic stains and aggregates, crafting with a blend of primitive techniques and other practices like nerikomi, and adding finishes like sprayed glazes and gold-luster.


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