Alex is an absolutely passionate teacher who's classes and workshops are adaptable to all levels of learning with clay. Alex teaches her nerikomi technique, throwing, slab building, tableware construction, printing on clay as well as more technical subjects such a kiln firing in electric, gas and recently wood fire kilns. As well as the hands on, Alex's favorite part of teaching is working with students to develop and push their ideas in ceramics and other mediums with critique and mentoring to move the student forward in their creative journey.
Teaching is the most rewarding part of Alex's practice and please reach out if you are interested in learning. Below is a list of upcoming workshops and classes that Alex is teaching. Follow the links to sign up or reach out via email
Alex will be teaching the Nerikomi Technique at Nelson Clay Week and be there for the entire week to experience the fun. Nelson Clay week runs from the 1st to the 9th of October 2022 - for all information see their website
Nerikomi Workshop with Alex Wilkinson at The Waikato Society of Potters
Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th October 2022
A 2 day workshop in this Japanese coloured clay technique
In this 2-day workshop you will discover ideas about porcelain ceramics and decorating using coloured clay patterns to add interest to your work. Nerikomi or Neriage is an artistic technique used to create Japanese agateware. You will use stains and oxides to colour clay, then coloured sections are layered and folded to create lines, shapes and patterns either at random or in specific places around a vessel. You will learn about colouring the clay and taking the clay through the stages of construction.
Alex is a co-tutor on this program, the most specalised ceramic course in New Zealand at tertiary level through the Waikato Society of Potters. This is the only long term course Alex is currently teaching. More information can be found at the link above or you can email email@example.com to find out more.