Decoration with Digital Ceramic Decals

A course by CHICHINABO INC
Designer and illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2011
, Designer and illustrator

Learn how to tell illustrated stories in your ceramic pieces and serve them as appetizers

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (130)
  • 3028 students

Learn how to tell illustrated stories in your ceramic pieces and serve them as appetizers


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (130)
  • 3028 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (2h 6m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


Do you want to customize your own tableware in a simple and handmade way? Designer Patricia Lázaro, founder of Chichinabo Inc., creates small collections of ceramic pieces with illustrated stories, some of them humorous and others more emotional, with which she tries to highlight the little things in life.

In this course, Patricia teaches you how to decorate your own dishes with digital ceramic decals. Learn everything related to this technique: from the selection of pieces to the final baking, including the creation and application of the decals. Discover how to tell a story through decals, so that your designs are not only beautiful but also moving.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Before you start designing
  • U3
    U3. Design and illustration techniques with digital decals
  • U4
    U4. Production of the parts
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Patricia, her brand Chichinabo Inc., her favorite illustrators, and some fascinating stories along the way.

Learn what the process of ceramic decoration consists of, what a decal is, the types that exist, as well as their pros and cons. Then, see the necessary materials for the course and learn how to choose the perfect ceramic pieces.

Patricia helps you to come up with a solid concept and translate it into your pieces. Learn to think beyond the paper so that your pieces are not only beautiful but also filled with meaning.

She then explains tricks and techniques to help you illustrate with digital ceramic decals and transfer your designs onto them. See how to illustrate with patterns or directly on the piece, scan and digitize your designs, prepare your images, and design with Adobe Photoshop.

Move on to the production phase: creating decals, cutting, gluing, and baking. Learn everything you need to know about each phase: Patricia provides you with a large network of stores, suppliers, and ceramic kilns that will make your work easier.

Finally, discover how to care for and maintain your pieces intact, and how to transport or ship them safely.

What is this course's project?

Decorate your own dishes with digital ceramic decals, creating a unique and absolutely delicious appetizer set.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for those who want to take their designs to a different medium or who would like to have their own custom tableware.

What you need

For this course, you don't have to be a great illustrator in order to create really cool pieces.

As for materials, you will a computer with Adobe Photoshop, a scanner, and a printer for testing. Besides, you will be able to use ceramic pieces that you have at home, paper, a 0.2 Edding marker, scissors, tape, tracing paper, tape measure, a plastic food container, water, a silicone spatula, and kitchen roll.

To print your decals you will need access to a ceramic supplies shop with a special printer; for baking, you will need access to a ceramic kiln. Patricia will give you a list of specialized places and decal providers, and you will also create an international crowdsourced list with the rest of the students to help each other out.


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CHICHINABO INC

A course by CHICHINABO INC

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Designer and illustrator

Chichinabo Inc. is a brand of illustrated ceramics that aims to tell stories, small stories, those of everyday life that often go unnoticed.

Its founder Patricia Lázaro designs and creates small collections of illustrated and handcrafted products from her studio in Madrid. She has designed pieces and gifts for companies such as Google Startups and Santillana, given workshops for IKEA, and worked for beer brands such as Alhambra, Mahou, and Ambar, among many other clients.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation: A history of Chichinabo
    • Chichinabo influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Before you start designing

    • Introduction to ceramic decals
    • The digital ceramic decals
    • materials
    • Your stories
  • U3

    Design and illustration techniques with digital decals

    • Illustration technique with patterns
    • Direct on-piece design
    • Scanning and digitizing designs
    • Preparation prior to computer design
    • Computer design
  • U4

    Production of the parts

    • Preparation of digital decals
    • How to trim the decals
    • How to stick the decals
    • The firing of the pieces: the ceramic kiln
    • Use, maintenance, transport and shipping
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Decoration with Digital Ceramic Decals

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Decoration with Digital Ceramic Decals. A Craft course by CHICHINABO INC

Decoration with Digital Ceramic Decals

A course by CHICHINABO INC
Designer and illustrator. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2011
  • 96% Positive reviews (130)
  • 3028 students