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Ceramics: modeling and decoration

A course by Paula Casella Biase
Ceramic Artist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined March 2016
, Ceramic Artist

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

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (85)
  • 4768 students
Ceramics: modeling and decoration

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


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (85)
  • 4768 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 25 Lessons (4h 44m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French
  • Unlimited access forever

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.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Kurinuki Technique
  • U3
    U3. Decorative techniques on drawing: use of brushes, sponges and rollers to create decorative techniques
  • U4
    U4. Decorative techniques in relief: stamping, carving and reserves
  • U5
    U5. Final piece and ideas to inspire you
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin the course by getting to know Paula, how she started designing ceramic pieces, and about her references and sources of inspiration in the field.

See the tools and materials needed to model mugs, jugs, sugar bowls, and teapots, using the Kurinuki technique. Explore the different states of clay, to get familiar with those you’ll work with, and the step-by-step process of modeling with Paula.

Immerse yourself in the decoration of ceramics, in humid or leather-hard states. First, Paula talks about the materials you need and then teaches you the different techniques to decorate on flat surfaces (using stencils, marble effects, transferring images, and burnishing) using common household tools.

Access a document (that will be continuously updated in the forum) with addresses of workshops from around the world to see where you can fire your creations.

See a variety of decorative techniques for voluminous pieces (creating patterns with stamps, textures with stencils, and the Mishima technique or by using wax).

Learn how to use the tools and materials you need to decorate with an embossed effect on your pieces before they are bisque-fired. Learn how to combine different techniques to create unique, one-off pieces.

Get to work on your final project by creating a piece with the Kurinuki technique and apply various decorative techniques. Paula shows you a completed glazed breakfast set along with other items to inspire you to create your own, filled with your style and personality.

What is this course's project?

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

Who is it for?

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

What you need

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).


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Paula Casella Biase

A course by Paula Casella Biase

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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.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • 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

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Ceramics: modeling and decoration. A 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 (85)
  • 4768 students