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Dorothy Feibleman is internationally recognized for her ground breaking translucent white nerikomi porcelain expresson as well as the quality of her imaging and impact in the use of color in translucent nerikomi porcelain.

Dorothy's interest in tools combined with her observation that many young people do not think in 3D due to the increased use of 2D screens and less 3D interaction, lead her to collaborate with AMACO Brent in a new 3D conceptual program using coloured clay for schools. Dorothy has devised several new uses for standard ceramic tools and some new accessories for these tools. In this demo, she combines the use of at least two colours of Amaco (25 & 67) clay and the Brent extruder and Pottery wheel centering device so that people can understand three dimensionally, how to make imaging with the extruder, slabroller, hand building and throwing techniques. Her new accessories ( invented by her with Amaco Brent) improve the extruder so that it can be used for making similar imaging usually only made by hand. Her new accessories (developed with Amaco Brent) for the extruder allow the ceramist to produce structural patterned images from the extruder, slab roller and wheel which are integral to each project. One of her new accessories for the extruder, cleans the barrel and pushes out most of the clay from the barrel so that there is almost no cleaning of the barrel necessary and there is very little clay remaining in the tool, so very little clay needs to be recycled. It makes the release of the plunger easier and quicker to release. The new accessory cuts down cleaning time and allows more of the clay to be used in the product. Dorothy has designed a system of moulds which can be combined with part of Amaco Brent's centering device for the wheel. This allows quick change over between moulds for production or in schools where students are using a limited number of wheels. All these ordinary tools have become more diverse by the introduction and  innovation of a few accessories and use of more than one clay for imaging.

Most of the tools, moulds, clay and accessories Dorothy has used for these demos are available from Amaco Brent and Dick Blick or can be ordered through HUS-10 in Japan, Potterycrafts in the U.K., and other Amaco/Brent distributors internationally.)
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A slide lecture and demonstration of Dorothy Feibleman's translucent porcelain nerikomi making and expression


Dorothy Feibleman will give a slide lecture and demonstration in Tokyo, organized by HUS-10. This will not be a hands-on workshop.

Place: Shinjuku Tobo, Kono Building 4F, 1-11-11 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku (2     minutes from Shinjuku Station, Tokyo)
Participation fee: 10,000 yen
Registration: HUS-10, Inc. 3-15-8 Shimiogusa, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0022
Telephone: 81-3-5930-1133
Fax: 81-3-5930-3311
Fee 10,000yen
(registration will close as soon as the capacity of 20 is reached)

A hands-on workshop is being held in Tokoname, Aichi on June 30th – July 1st with a Barbeque for the students. Contact Kanemi Inoue about the June workshop. Her email is:kane.kanegon38@gmail.com

*All the contents that Dorothy expresses are the subject of international copyright acts and other laws.