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Nerikomi is an artistic technique for creating ceramic pottery. The name derives from a traditional Japanese technique of creating patterns with colored clay.[1]


Nerikomi is a contemporary Japanese term. Marbling ceramic techniques were used in Egypt and China and through the Romans to the West. Early ceramics in the Stoke-on-Trent use more than one colour of clay for decorative effect. In England this was referred to as agateware. In Japan there are a few pieces from the Momoyama period, and Edo, as well as Mingei and there was an explosion of it from about 1978–1995 due probably to Aida Yusuke's advertising and to Matsui Kousei who refers to his work as neriage.

The term started being used in the 1970s to describe related kanji Neriage. Yusuke Aida was on a television commercial for Nescafé and it seems to have entered the vocabulary at about that time when his nerikomi coffee cups were available to the first people contacting the advertisers.

It was used in the Tang Dynasty in 7th century China there are at least two Chinese characters to describe variations of this technique (one surface, one structural).[2][3]


Slabs of different clays or clays colored with stains or oxides, are stacked, folded, pressed into logs, sliced, and arranged to form a vessel. In this way, the numerous stacked layers appear as fine undulating lines embedded in a surrounding color in the finished vessel.

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Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:05:49 -0700

Binary by artist Nancy Slagle incorporates rubber materials and laser technologies to depict binary code in a large collar; meanwhile, artist Katherine Taylor's vibrant ceramic piece Packed Under the Sky, with translucent glaze and nerikomi patterns ...

New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:59:10 -0700

Currently the space is strewn with colorful, quirky ceramics, like Aubrey Horner's delicate pinch pots, bowls by the octogenarian potter Sydney deJong made using the obscure Japanese techniques of neriage and nerikomi and vases from the Memphis Group ...

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Now he employs a process akin to nerikomi ceramics, creating wooden rods whose multi-coloured patterns can only be viewed when they are sliced apart. Keeling and James have also printed black and white, magnified images of organisms that they study ...
KeysNews.com (registration)
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:15:00 -0700

"Twenty years ago my husband and I were always in the Keys as snowbirds," said Foster, who specializes in Nerikomi pottery, another Japanese ceramic discipline. "One year, I signed up in ceramics classes at FKCC, where I met Jay Gogin. I joined his ...
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 01:03:48 -0800

Haibas on juba paar aastat võimalus kõigil soovijail keraamikat meisterdamas käia. Jaanuaris toimus meil portselani ja nerikomi tehnika õpituba. Õpetamas käis Eesti Kunstiakadeemia dotsent, keraamik Karin Kalman. Nerikomi on jaapani päritolu tehnika, ...
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 09:30:55 -0800

Chris Staley, Penn State Laureate 2012-2013. A film by Cody Goddard With additional footage by Bryan Keith Created for the College of Arts & Architecture at Penn State With additional support from the Penn State Laureate Program Finished work using ...
The Canberra Times
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 06:14:56 -0700

The two current exhibitions at Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin, feature David Pottinger's ''nerikomi'' porcelain vessels that reflect the changing conditions found in the natural world and paintings and works on paper by Helen Geier ...
San Angelo Standard Times
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 21:55:09 -0700

Katherine Taylor Little Elm, Texas Land Body 4 21” x 18” x 17.5” black and white porcelain with glaze/nerikomi, coil, press molding. Casey Hochhalter Bloomington, Ill. Undercurrent 26” x 16” x 16” Thrown, altered and coilbuilt. Patrick Dougherty ...

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