An intriguing art form is the ancient Japanese pottery technique called nerikomi.
The word itself means "to press into." The clay is layered in decorative patterns
and then pressed into cylinders, which are then thinly sliced to reveal the design.
A technique much like polymer clay canes...
or the millefiori glass of Murano, Italy...
Here are some super examples of nerikomi pottery,
then a YouTube video that I just know you'll enjoy!
It's always fun
to see how it's done!