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Ceramics: Modeling and Decoration

A course by Paula Casella Biase , Ceramic Artist

Ceramic Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016

Learn a variety of techniques to create, give shape, and enamel with style

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (212)
  • 12491 students

Learn a variety of techniques to create, give shape, and enamel with style

Would you like to give shape to clay and create your own original ceramic pieces? In this course, ceramic artist Paula Casella not only teaches you how to model, she also shows you incredible techniques to decorate your pieces.

Paula teaches Kurinuki modeling and the application of glazes in two phases. The first one on humid clay that is fired once it is dry and the second to give it a final look before going back into the kiln. The novelty of this course is the application of glazes in two phases, as it is usually done in one, once the piece is bisque-fired.

If you are passionate about this craft, we recommend that you take a look at Paula’s two other courses on Domestika: Ceramics at Home for Beginners and Ceramic Glazing for Beginners.

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What will you learn in this online course?

25 lessons & 17 downloads

What do we need to model?
4 minutes, 50 seconds
Modeling of cups and jugs 1
19 minutes, 24 seconds
Modeling of cups and jugs 2
19 minutes, 5 seconds
Modeling of cups and jugs 3
14 minutes, 24 seconds
Sugar bowl modeling
16 minutes, 29 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (212)
  • 12491 students
  • 25 lessons (4h 44m)
  • 17 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a ceramic object to model and apply one or multiple decoration techniques (Kurinuki) taught in the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone who likes to work with their hands and that wants to create their own tableware items.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary, as the techniques taught in this course are for beginners-level.

As for materials, you’ll need a basic ceramic modeling kit (a puncher, a wire knife, a rubber spatula, wood or metal, a sponge, ribbon sculpting tools, different shapes of modeling tools, wooden sculpting tools) a craft knife, a wooden chopping board or a fabric cloth, a wooden roller, a small roller (wooden, rubber, etc), high or low-temperature clay, soft synthetic hair paint brushes (nº2,4, 6 or 8 round and flat brushes for example), soft-haired brushes (goat hair, for example, Paula uses the oriental Hake brand), gloss or matt enamels (of different colors and transparencies), grease-proof paper, a sanding sponge, and a triangular-point ceramic tool.

You will also need access to a professional kiln oven (Paula provides a list of places where you can fire your ceramics that will be continuously updated).


12491 Students
212 Reviews
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Paula Casella Biase

A course by Paula Casella Biase

Teacher Plus
Ceramic Artist

Paula Casella was born in Argentina and lives in Spain. She has over fifteen years of experience in working as a teacher, muralist, and ceramics designer, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and a Master’s in Education.

As a nature lover and a cooking enthusiast, she has united her two passions through her ceramics workshop Bambucito; She can enjoy good food and eat it in artisanal tableware made by her own hands.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • My influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Kurinuki Technique

    • What do we need to model?
    • Modeling of cups and jugs 1
    • Modeling of cups and jugs 2
    • Modeling of cups and jugs 3
    • Sugar bowl modeling
    • Teapot modeling
    • Homemade container to keep the pieces
  • U3

    Decorative techniques on drawing: use of brushes, sponges and rollers to create decorative techniques

    • Materials to decorate on plan
    • Using brushes, rollers, and homemade tools
    • Stenciled
    • Marbled effects
    • Image transfer
    • Burnish
  • U4

    Decorative techniques in relief: stamping, carving and reserves

    • Materials to decorate in relief
    • Stamping
    • Textures with templates and organic material
    • Sgraffito technique
    • Incisions
    • Mishima technique transported to the 21st century
    • Using wax to create relief
  • U5

    Final piece and ideas to inspire you

    • I show you my final piece
    • Pieces to inspire you
  • FP

    Final project

    • Ceramics: modeling and decoration

What to expect from a Domestika course

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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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

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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Ceramics: Modeling and Decoration. Craft course by Paula Casella Biase Best seller

Ceramics: Modeling and Decoration

A course by Paula Casella Biase
Ceramic Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (212)
  • 12491 students