I have become fascinated with the ceramic art of Nerikomi which is understandable since I work in polymer and glass. Nerikomi is the name of a technique similar to millefiore for creating patterns in clay using colored clay. Nerikomi is also known as Neriage but I am not sure what, if any, the differences are.
Be that as it may, the first Nerikomi I ever saw what the work of Cate Fetterman at The Clay Studio in the 1980s. Recently I saw that Nell Hazinski, another pottery artist I met at The Clay Studio, was giving a Nerikomi workshop in the Philadelphia area. I couldn’t take the workshop, but I decided to try the technique after seeing these two pots in the Victoria and Albert Museum Ceramic collection
I am sorry to say that I do not know the name of the artist. I think it might be Dorothy Feibleman, but I cannot confirm that. You should check out her work anyway.
Here is my first attempt at Nerikomi using white earthenware and Mason Stains. I am currently trying the technique with colored porcelain which gives a much nicer result.
Here is a fascinating video showing the Nerikomi process.