Traditional Inro and Polymer Clay: Create a modern wearable vessel in polymer clay

Instructor Bio: 
115 minutes

Join polymer clay master teacher, Seth Lee Savarick, and learn step-by-step how he creates his polymer clay inro vessels.
Watch the close up videos and discover how you can recreate this ancient art in polymer clay.

Ancient Japanese inro were worn from the kimono sash and provided a way for a gentleman to carry things at a time when garments didn’t have pockets. These often ornate objects not only provided one with a place to carry medicines and other small necessities, they also bestowed the wearer with status, style and identity.

Today, polymer clay is the perfect medium for creating these intriguing and magical objects. In this workshop Seth will use the traditional inro form as a starting point to create a modern vessel that can be worn as jewelry or carried as a small handbag.
Seth shares with you all you need to know to start creating your own unique vessle.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Creating core forms using a variety of materials including RTV casting silicone
  • Construction techniques for creating a finely crafted lidded Inro
  • Creating screen-printed veneers
  • Curing and fine finishing techniques including Seth's Modern Lacquer® technique for creating flawless solid surfaces
  • Creating findings, tassels and stringing your Inro
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Polymer, Liquid Polymer
  • Cardboard and RTV Silicone core Forms,
  • Cutting templates
  • Die-forms
  • Screen printing stencils and supplies

Included with the class video is a PDF filled with photos, notes, patterns, templates and all the resources you need to get started.