Course Summary

An introduction to the art of hand-building in ceramics, in this course you will learn how to craft a custom hand-pinched ceramic mug.  Over two sessions, students will delve into the porcess of creating functional and personalised ceramic peices, from intitial design through to pinching and shaping clay by hand and glazing in colour.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email enquiries@cae.edu.au to register your interest.

Session 1 – Shaping Your Vision

  • Introduction to the fundamental stages involved in transforming raw clay into a finished, usable ceramic mug.
  • Engaging demonstrations showcasing variaous hand-pinching techniques and the use of appropriate tools.
  • Practical application, providing students with the opportuinty to bring their unique visions to life.
  • Completion of hand-built mugs will involve drying and bisque firing, ensuring the pieces are ready for the second session.

Session 2 – Adding Vibrance, Character and Beauty

  • Introduction to the expressive world of underglazes and coloured glazes, allowing student to explore the transformative power of colours on ceramic surfaces.
  • Demonstrations of different techniques and materials for applying glazes, enabling students to experiment and develop their artistic skills.
  • Hands-on application of underglaze and clear glaze to the hand-crafted mugs.
  • Following the drying process, the glazed mugs will be high-fired and ready to be collected in the following week.

Course Outcomes:

Nurturing Creativity – the course offers a platform for students to explore their artistic potential and express themselves through ceramics.

Skill Development – Students will acquire fundamental hand-building skills, including clay manipulation, shaping and glazing techniques.

Personalised Artwork – Each student will have the opportunity to create a unique ceramic mug that reflects their individual and creative style.

Building Confidence – Through guided instruction and hands-on practice, students will develop confidence in their artistic abilities.

Collaboration and Community – The course provides a space for students to collaborate, share ideas and form lasting connections with fellow artists.

Who is this course for?

Students who have an interest in ceramics, beginners and those lookinf for an alternative to wheel throwing.

Students are advised to bring an old towel.

Materials and resources included in the course include 350g clay per student, essential tools, underglazes, clear glazes and kiln firing service.

Last updated: May 22, 2024 04:58pm