Kurinuki with Naomi from Do° Pottery

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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.

Dates and times

Saturday 11th of September, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday 9th of October, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday 7th of November, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

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

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, but you are more than welcome to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Images by Rae Fallon