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Ceramic Illustration and Modeling Techniques

A course by Pepa Espinoza , Architect, ceramist, and illustrator

Architect, ceramist, and illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019

Transform your illustrations into ceramic pieces full of volume and color

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100% positive reviews (358)
7364 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Transform your illustrations into ceramic pieces full of volume and color

    The merging of different artistic languages and creative processes can give life to unique compositions, as shown by the Chilean artist Pepa Espinoza, who explores two of her specialties in her creations: ceramics and illustration. By linking these two areas, her ceramic pieces gain color and texture, and her illustrations, beyond the paper, acquire a new dimension giving life to decorative and utilitarian objects.

    In this course, learn how to give volume to your illustrations, taking an image from paper to ceramics and creating a piece with textures and decorative techniques. To do this, learn, step by step, the different manual processes of modeling and the materials to illustrate and color your ceramic pieces by applying different types of paint. By the end, you will be able to create unique pieces with your own hands.

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    17 lessons & 24 downloads

    • 100% positive reviews (358)
    • 7364 students
    • 17 lessons (2h 53m)
    • 24 additional resources (12 files)
    • Online and at your own pace
    • Available on the app
    • Audio: Spanish, English
    • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
    • Level: Beginner
    • Unlimited access forever

    What is this course's project?

    Create a ceramic illustration with volume, where you will put into practice different modeling and illustration techniques to personalize your piece.

    Projects by course students

    Who is this online course for?

    Anyone who wants to learn something new and explore the possibilities of ceramics, through a pleasant and relaxing process.

    Requirements and materials

    To take this course you do not need previous knowledge, but if you already have it you can explore new techniques to combine ceramics and illustration.

    As for the materials, you will need a basic ceramic kit or you can use, as an alternative, tools that you find at home such as ice cream sticks, needles, sponge, roller, fishing line, old fabrics. You will also need clay and paints for ceramics. Finally, you will need access to a craftsman's oven or pottery workshop in which you can rent an oven. This is not necessary if you use air-drying clay.


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    Pepa Espinoza

    A course by Pepa Espinoza

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    Architect, ceramist, and illustrator

    Maria José Espinoza is an architect, ceramist, and illustrator and, as a legacy from her grandmother, she has been passionate about handcrafting and exploring different craft techniques since she was a child.

    A few years ago she opened her own brand, Pepa Espinoza, where she develops ceramic collections that combine volume and illustration, resulting in decorative and functional pieces. Her style is characterized by a fusion of reality and fantasy, creating magical worlds where nature, dreams, and colors are always present.

    Currently, in her studio in Chile, she also teaches ceramics and illustration classes for all those who want to create with their own hands.


    • U1


      • Presentation
      • Influences
      • What Will We Do on This Course?
    • U2

      From drawing to ceramics

      • Types of clay and tools for modeling
      • Types of ceramic paints and decorating tools
      • Visualizing an idea
      • Illustration exercise
    • U3

      Hand modeling techniques

      • Kneading and recycling the clay
      • Basis of illustration using the plate technique
      • Volume using the pinch technique
      • Details using the roll technique
    • U4

      Illustration techniques in ceramics

      • Illustrate with engobes
      • Compose and paste
      • Illustrate with pigments
      • Illustrate with enamels and ceramic pencils
      • Shine
      • Tips for transporting your pieces
    • FP

      Final project

      • Ceramic Illustration and Modeling Techniques

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    Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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    The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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    Ceramic Illustration and Modeling Techniques. Craft & Illustration course by Pepa Espinoza Best seller

    Ceramic Illustration and Modeling Techniques

    A course by Pepa Espinoza
    Architect, ceramist, and illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
    Joined January 2019
    • 100% positive reviews (358)
    • 7364 students