Hand Building and Mishima Spirit Bottle & Cup Set

February 28, 2022 - April 4, 2022

6 sessions

Mondays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taught by Christine Herron

Mishima is a technique that creates extremely fine lines and intricate designs on your pots. It is achieved by incising lines into the pot surface, then inlaying colored slip or underglaze into the main clay body of a pot.

In this class we will be hand building our own Spirit (whiskey or sake) bottle, cup & funnel sets and then ornamenting them by using the Mishima technique.

Students should bring to the first day of class:

  • cone 6 white bodied clay (studio approved)
  • plastic storage container with a well fitting lid for keeping your work damp & workable either 15”L x 11”W x 11″H (6 gallon) or 15 “L x 11”W x 5 “H (3 gallon)
  • red rubber rib
  • sketch book
  • pencil
  • permanent fine point marker
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • visual reference material (images you would like to put on your pots)
  • needle tool and/or xacto knife
  • smooth round clay sponge
  • plastic plate or palette
  • 1” soft bristled brush container for water masking tape