Creation and Modeling of Ceramic Characters

A course by Martin Ferreyra , Plastic Artist

Plastic Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined October 2018

Learn techniques to model and paint with clay and bring unique characters to life

  • 98% positive reviews (113)
  • 3367 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn techniques to model and paint with clay and bring unique characters to life

A course by Martin Ferreyra

It's the details that make an object go from a simple figure to a character with life and self-expression. Plastic artist Martin Ferreyra, who specializes in ceramics, tries to capture his imagination in modeling clay beings with anthropomorphic qualities.

In this online course, Martin Ferreyra, teaches you how to bring characters from paper into the third dimension using ceramics. Learn the different techniques of manual construction and ceramic modeling, as well as the final techniques of polishing and finishing your pieces.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 7 downloads

Tools and materials
9 minutes, 56 seconds
Exercise with plates
8 minutes, 37 seconds
Churros exercise
7 minutes, 10 seconds
Pinch Exercise
6 minutes, 7 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (113)
  • 3367 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 38m)
  • 7 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create your own full-body ceramic character, exploring different techniques, including painting and glazing.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with an interest in crafts and an affinity with the plastic arts, graphic or industrial design, sculpture, or three-dimensional creations.

Requirements and materials

You don't need any prior drawing or 3D modeling knowledge to take this course.

In terms of materials, you need ceramic paste, modeling tools, sponges, a cutter, a roller, a blanket or used cloth, sandpaper, water, brushes, under covers, and enamels specified in the course.

As for firing your pieces, as you work with low-temperature ceramic pastes, you need to find a kiln near you with a minimum temperature of 800°C.


3367 Students
113 Reviews
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Martin Ferreyra

A course by Martin Ferreyra

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Plastic Artist

Martin Ferreyra was born in Córdoba, Argentina. With a degree in psychology, he is mostly self-taught when it comes to the arts. His work includes both painting and ceramics, creating the Totem Bowls line of ceramics, a personal world within his visual imagination. He also investigates concepts around identity, ritual, and myth that are latent in the collective unconscious of our culture.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course?
  • U2

    Materials, sketches and warm-up exercises

    • Tools and materials
    • Initial sketches of the character
    • Exercise with plates
    • Churros exercise
    • Pinch Exercise
  • U3

    Character Modeling

    • Head
    • Torso
    • Arms and legs
    • Assembling the piece
  • U4

    Finishes and care of the pieces

    • Sanding and polishing
    • Ceramic painting
    • Baking, transport and care
    • Glazing of the pieces
  • FP

    Final project

    • Create and model your ceramic characters

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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

  • Meet expert teachers

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  • 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.

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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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Creation and Modeling of Ceramic Characters. Craft course by Martin Ferreyra

Creation and Modeling of Ceramic Characters

A course by Martin Ferreyra
Plastic Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined October 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (113)
  • 3367 students