ONSITE: Kurinuki: Japanese Clay Hollowing of Cups + Bottles

Kurinuki is the Japanese technique of starting with a block of clay, developing the exterior, then hollowing it out. This class will create a set of small tea bowl or cups, and a decantor or bottle.

Special Notes

  • All materials and equipment provided. Some previous clay experience is desired but not required.

    You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.

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

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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: Kurinuki: Japanese Clay Hollowing of Cups + Bottles

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Class Details
June 14 - July 191 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $205.00
Member Tuition: $184.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Al Pellenberg
Level: Intermediate