Create, model and enamel your first jewel collection
Ceramics is a discipline that falls in love and achieves wonderful levels of relaxation and introspection. Julieta Álvarez - designer specializing in jewelry - takes the world of ceramics further by incorporating it into jewelry design, gathering more than 7 years of experience designing ceramic jewelry in her workshop and exporting it worldwide.
In this course, Juliet will introduce you to her ceramic universe, teaching you techniques to design, model, glaze and create from scratch, a small collection of jewelry.
What's included in this course?
You will start knowing more about Juliet, she will briefly explain her professional career and how she created her ceramic jewelry firm. You will also see what their artistic references have been inside and outside the ceramics.
You'll get down to work by creating a moodboard with images, words, materials and anything that inspires you or that can influence you in the conceptualization process.
Julieta will make a presentation of the materials to create ceramic jewelry, reviewing the main characteristics of each one.
Once you have your ideas, you will start to sketch with the mud. You will create three pieces of jewelry from the same collection. To do this, you will sketch various sizes, formats and views of the pieces. Create freely and explore the limits of the material and your creativity.
Once you have all the pieces outlined, you will choose and touch up your favorites to structure your collection.
You will learn the basic modeling techniques and start modeling at last. Then, you will sponge and finish the finishing of the pieces.
Then you will see how to use the ceramic oven. Julieta will explain to you that there are two baking processes: in the first one you will squash the pieces. Once biscuit, glaze the pieces. You will know the different enamels and learn techniques to apply them. Right after is when the second baking process will come and finally, you will add the latest fittings to your creations.
Finally, you will see how to protect your jewelry to last. In addition, you will receive some advice on packaging to prepare a package and secure your creations to send them safely and with an unbeatable presentation.
What is this course project?
You will make three pieces of ceramic jewelry of free inspiration, going through the entire creative process, from conceptualization to creation. You will create a bracelet, a pendant and earrings using the plate technique.
Who is it aimed at?
To anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of ceramics. Ceramics only require patience and desire to work with your hands.
No previous knowledge or any craft skills are required.
Regarding the materials, you will need low temperature white mud, old rags, a ceramic tool kit (or failing spoons), chopsticks, a sharp object, a roller, plastic bags and low temperature ceramic glazes.
At one point in the process, you will need to rent a ceramic oven, they are very affordable and there are many in all cities.
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Julieta Álvarez is a multidisciplinary artist who uses ceramics as the main material in areas such as jewelry or sculpture.
She has had her own firm for 7 years, from where she creates and sells handicraft pieces, exporting them all over the world: Paris, Tokyo, New York, Sydney, London or Helsinki.
Her work has been exhibited in international galleries and museums such as the Pompidou in Paris or the Contemporary Art Museum in Luxembourg, among others.