Welcome to Artistic Functional Ceramics!

Here you will find information on the Artist, Daniel Brand and his current body of work.

Please feel free to browse around. Daniel is currently working on a new collection of his trademark Nerikomi and Agateware pieces.

THE ART OF NERIKOMI ( Article on artist)

What you serve a dish on is just as important as what goes into the dish. Your experience of a meal starts with what you see. Like a frame does for a work of art, the presentation is meant to draw you closer, to make you excited about what you’re about to eat - and to celebrate food. On a recent exploration of Pretoria’s exciting artisanal scene, I visited the acclaimed ceramicist Daniel Brand to find out more about his process - and what exactly goes into creating a ceramic work of art.




Nerikomi (練り込み , lit. "kneading") is an artistic technique for creating Japanese pottery agateware. The name derives from a traditional technique of creating patterns with colored clay.[1] The technique is also called neriage (練上げ)

Using wax resist as a decorative technique has many possibilities, from shaping greenware to making a pot that has multiple layers of resist and glazes. To see some of the possibilities, look over the Wax Resist Pottery Gallery on my site coming soon.