Marbling Techniques for Ceramics

A course by Coralí Lecca Céspedes
Ceramist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined June 2019
, Ceramist

Create a wide variety of effects and colors on your ceramic pieces through the possibilities of marbling

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (11)
  • 341 students
Marbling Techniques for Ceramics

Create a wide variety of effects and colors on your ceramic pieces through the possibilities of marbling

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (11)
  • 341 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (1h 8m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

It's amazing how with just a few colors you can achieve organic finishes and one-of-a-kind ceramics. This is why ceramicist Coralí Lecca is such a fan of marbled clay. Learn to create objects you could only ever have dreamed of before alongside artist and founder of Coraceramics, a workshop that specializes in utilitarian items.

In this course, discover marbled clay techniques to produce a collection of effects and colors through ceramics. Explore the endless possibilities this medium has to offer and bring to life personalized pieces that will accompany you in your day-to-day.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Marbling Technique
  • U4
    U4. Let's Do It
  • U5
    U5. Construction of Parts
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Coralí Lecca tells you a little bit about herself and her relationship with ceramics as a child. She also talks about all the twists and turns her life took before finally deciding to dedicate herself to transforming clay into timeless ceramic pieces.

Take a look at everything you need to get started, from tools and materials to terminology and the basic techniques. Explore colors and kneading before creating some samples with your marbled clay.

Discover all that marbled clay has to offer. Coralí teaches you how to achieve the marbled effect mixing two or three colors and how to use the kneading process to create different sized streaks.

Recreate your favorite sample adding more clay bit by bit to achieve the desired colors and marbled effect for your piece. Form the slabs to make your three pieces from and prepare the templates for each individual component.

Now it's time to bring your tableware to life, starting with the bowl, followed by the mug, and finishing up with the jug. Coralí shows you how to make the pieces your own with the finishing touches: small dents and distortions, carvings, embossing, and wherever your imagination takes you.

What is this course's project?

Produce a 3-piece jug, mug, and bowl collection using the marbling technique.

Who is it for?

Anyone wanting to learn about manual clay molding techniques in general, especially the marbled effect.

What you need

No previous knowledge is necessary for this course.

In terms of materials, you need high fire clay, ceramic pigments, a wooden rolling pin, nylon wire, a compass, a cutter, and some card.


341 Students
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Coralí Lecca Céspedes

From the moment she was born, Coralí Lecca Céspedes was surrounded by the clay, pigments, and glazes of her mother's ceramic workshop. Despite this, she decided to study sound engineering and worked as video and animations for more than 10 years. It wasn't until 2014 that she began collaborating with her mother. She also started her Instagram account @Coraceramics as a blog exploring the world of clay and everything it has to offer.

After working in her family workshop for some time she decided to set up her own, start a brand, and put together a team. Coraceramics came to be out of a love for both ceramics and family, from a fascination that awakens the imagination and leads to the creation of pieces that will stand the test of time.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Preparation

    • Identification of Each Material and Tool
    • Clay Coloring and Kneading Technique
  • U3

    Marbling Technique

    • 2 Color Marbling
    • 3 Color Marbling
    • Coarse Vein Marbling
    • Marbling of Fine Veins
    • Development of Our Sample
  • U4

    Let's Do It

    • Preparation of Our Clays
    • Plate Technique
    • Matrix Technique for Each Piece
  • U5

    Construction of Parts

    • Cylinder Construction
    • Mug Construction
    • Jug Construction
    • Final Result Analysis
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Marbling Techniques for Ceramics

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Marbling Techniques for Ceramics. A Craft course by Coralí Lecca Céspedes

Marbling Techniques for Ceramics

A course by Coralí Lecca Céspedes
Ceramist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined June 2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (11)
  • 341 students