ONSITE: Advanced Kurinuki: Japanese Clay Hollowing

Further explore the Japanese Kurinuki technique of hollowing and sculpting clay. We will create vases, a sake bottle with a stopper, and gunomi cups (sake cups) as well as larger forms, sculptures, and lamp bases if time allows. We will also go over including materials into your clay like grit and sand to emphasize surface textures.

Special Notes

  • Please note that if sculpting lamp bases, lamp components will be available for purchase from the instructor. You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor

Al Pellenberg

Al has been been playing and working with mud since he was a kid, his “Play-Doh Fun Factory” was just the best toy Al ever had. Al believes he became an architect and space designer as a result of all those things that he built in my “first childhood." Over the years he have been in and out of the clay studio. He worked on the wheel for many years making bowls, cups, teapots and the lot, but the move to hand-building has been very rewarding and offering a set of challanges that combine both his architectual training and creative side in new and different ways

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ONSITE: Advanced Kurinuki: Japanese Clay Hollowing

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June 22 - August 1010 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $225.00
Member Tuition: $202.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Al Pellenberg
Level: Advanced