Intermediate | 19 min 52 sec
Mishima is an inlay technique where you draw on the surface of clay, inlay color into the lines of the drawing, and wipe the color away—creating a beautiful design as elaborate or simple as you wish.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • leather-hard piece of clay
  • reference drawing
  • commercial underglaze
  • 1"wide bristle brush
  • natural sponge
  • drawing tool
  • mechanical pencil
  • X-ACTO knife
  • clean bowl of water
  • empty bowl
  • additional tools for marking
Learn how to:
  • Freehand draw on ceramics
  • Apply Mishima inlay techniques
  • Use underglaze
  • Finish work before firing
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on the Mishima technique
  • 4 HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by artist Diana Fayt
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
463 users recommended this class to a friend
I enjoyed the way that Diana so smoothly demonstrated the many steps of the mishima process.
More than 3 months ago
Suzanne Riendeau
Need more specific info.How do get the clay to be hard enough? How long baking? What kind of glaze? Beautiful, fun idea!
More than 3 months ago
Michelle Guillette
Content good, but repetitive. Would like to see variety of work examples with more information on materials and more information on techniques.
More than 3 months ago