Creative Ceramics: Give Shape to Your Ideas with Artisanal Technique

A course by Lola Giardino
Designer, photographer, ceramist and art director online. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2008
, Designer, photographer, ceramist and art director online

Basic techniques for creating unique and creative pieces of ceramic

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (413)
  • 8226 students

Basic techniques for creating unique and creative pieces of ceramic

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (413)
  • 8226 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 43m)
  • 9 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

In this course Lola Giardino, founder of NonaBruna, will show you the possibilities offered by ceramics and the techniques to work it, so that you can shape your ideas and create with your hands any creative piece that you can think of.

You will learn other ways to use ceramics creatively and while you design and shape your own creations. Lola will teach you a breakfast set, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to working with ceramics, the only limitation when choosing the final piece is your own imagination.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Process of ceramics and materials
  • U3
    U3. Techniques
  • U4
    U4. My breakfast set
  • U5
    U5. Other apps
  • FP
    FP Final project
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In the first place, you will discover why Lola, as a designer, decided to incorporate ceramics into her life and how she takes advantage of all the possibilities that this material offers her. You will also know their influences and what their sources of inspiration are.

You will learn to work with ceramics, what are the different types of clay that you can use to create your own breakfast set (or any other creative piece that you want to materialize) and all the materials and tools you need.

Lola will teach you the 3 basic techniques for the creation of a piece: pinch, churros and plates; and will show you some examples of pieces made with these techniques so you can choose the one you prefer.

You will see Lola create a cup-character with the technique "pinch" and a plate-hat using the technique "plate", incorporating prints. You can choose the technique that you like most to create your pieces. You will see how it is painted with pigmented mud and how to make colored slips to paint the pieces.

Finally, Lola will show you other applications: decorations, prints, fabrics, leaves, textures ... How to make figurines, letters, posters, draw drawings, etc. so that you know thoroughly the possibilities of ceramics and you can unleash your creativity.

What is this course's project?

You will make with your own hands a breakfast set (cup-character and plate-hat), materializing your ideas in ceramics and giving it its own personality.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at all those who enjoy the craft processes and want to test their creativity. To anyone who wants to let their imagination fly and materialize their ideas in tangible pieces, that does not mind leaving aside the computer and getting their hands dirty.

Requirements and materials

This course will enjoy both those who are the first time they venture to play with clay and those who have already worked with ceramics on other occasions.

Lola will teach you and guide you step by step throughout the process, from the conception of the idea to the final piece, so it is not necessary to have any prior knowledge.

As for materials, you will need ceramic paste, stems or modeling sticks, a rolling pin, sponge, brush, cloth and an apron.


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Lola Giardino

A course by Lola Giardino

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Designer, photographer, ceramist and art director online

Lola Giardino's relationship with ceramics began in 2011, as a way to get away from the computer and find in other formats an opportunity to shape her creations. After trying different options, he fell in love with materials and technique, so much so that, one year later, he created his own brand: NonaBruna, thanks to which, he enjoys imperfection by making unique pieces with his own hands.

His pieces are sold online on their website and have been published in international publications such as Vogue, Time Out, Freunde von Freunden and Kinfolk, among others.

In addition to the space it serves to create, NonaBruna is also the place from which Lola invites everyone to 'Play with Mud', a workshop to explore creativity and materialize it.

Lola defines herself as multifaceted because she finds it impossible to keep only one label: she is a designer, ceramist, photographer, art director, web designer, cook, coach and entrepreneur. And as part of this concept, she is also the founder of Creative Lab .


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Process of ceramics and materials

    • Materials and tools
    • Ceramic process
  • U3


    • "Pinch" technique
    • Technique "Churros"
    • Technical "Plates"
    • Colors
  • U4

    My breakfast set

    • Mug-character
    • Plate
    • Painted cup-character and dish
  • U5

    Other apps

    • Explore your creativity
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creative ceramics: shape your ideas with a craft technique

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

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  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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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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Creative Ceramics: Give Shape to Your Ideas with Artisanal Technique. Craft course by Lola Giardino

Creative Ceramics: Give Shape to Your Ideas with Artisanal Technique

A course by Lola Giardino
Designer, photographer, ceramist and art director online. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2008
  • 97% positive reviews (413)
  • 8226 students