Kurinuki with Naomi from Do° Pottery


Kurinuki is a Japanese word that means 'to hollow out'. This hand-building ceramic technique does exactly that, using carving tools to hollow a block of clay and create your own unique items. Using this technique Naomi from Do° Pottery will show you how to build small pieces of pottery like cups, bowls, pots and spoons to bring to your own dinner table.

What you make is up to you — you might consider making a tea or sake cup, a simple vase for flowers, a small bowl or spoons. You will get the time to make at least 1-2 small vessels depending on the pace of your work. This technique is all about mindfulness so we'd recommend taking your time and enjoying the afternoon.

All tools, materials and light morning tea will be provided. There are no previous skills required, simply bring your authentic self. Participants are welcome to bring along their own aprons or borrow one of ours.

Important details

Your pieces will be finished off for you in a white glaze, and fired at Naomi's home studio. Naomi makes all her own glazes using non-toxic materials. Cost included in your ticket.

A huge amount of care is exercised when finishing off your precious hand-made items. Please note that clay is unpredictable and on rare occasions, items break in the kiln. This is all a natural part of the fun of perfecting your craft.

Works will be available within ~ 4 weeks of the class date from the Stackwood store. You will be contacted when they are ready to pick up.

About Do° Pottery

Do° Pottery handcrafts Japanese ceramics to bring to the Australian table. Founded by Naomi Kido who was born in Japan, and is now based in Fremantle. Their wares embrace a minimal and timeless aesthetic, and each piece is lovingly made by hand. Naomi’s style embraces variations and unique imperfections, making each product truly one of a kind. 

Terms and Conditions

Please note this class requires a minimum of 6 attendees in order to run. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. If you are unable to make your date you are able to send someone else in your place. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Images by Rae Fallon

Workshops at Stackwood

Meet new people + practice presence while learning a valuable craft or skill.

Curated workshops are held in our beautiful, light-filled hall, and
range from gardening knowhow to pottery, wood carving to cooking. Enjoy learning new — or indeed old — skills, and leave with a lovely object of your own making.