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If you’re looking for the chance to be able to learn the fundamentals of working with clay … or gain a skill in ceramics that can be shared with friends and family … or attain the means to come-up with something from clay that could be turned into a business … THE CERAMICS COURSE could be the answer. TCC can teach you the fundamentals of clay working—from the comfort of your own home—to be able to coil-, pinch-, slab-build clay, along with being able to glaze your finished pieces. It is a great way to get into working in ceramics, with maximum comfort convenience. And clay working is an ever popular field with plenty of opportunities for expanding and specializing one’s craft once the fundamentals have been grasped. TCC’s Introduction To Ceramics Hand-Working contains twenty-one tutorial videos. Every video comprehensively covers the relevant exercises relating to the three fundamental clay hand-working techniques. The videos provide instructions for “hands-on” training—you build a final ceramic piece combining all of the fundamental technicues.

“I thought the course was excellent value for money, the course couldn’t have been any easier to follow, the instructions were clear, and the website was very easy to navigate. I think beginners would benefit the most from the step-by-step guides.”

Antje Sternberg

“The course fee was good value, and I especially liked the different options for purchasing kits, I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in arts or ceramics, the videos were clear, easy to understand, and I liked the overall design of the website which I thought was very aesthetically pleasing.”

Amanda Dove

“Overall, the website is very user-friendly, the layout was simple and engaging. The course itself was well laid out and I enjoyed watching the lessons, I would recommend it. The course instructions and information were very clear, and I found it very easy to navigate the tutorials.”

Michelle Madine

“The course was excellent value for money, it was one of the best online courses I have seen and used, the course information and instructions were really good. I would certainly say it was worthwhile and would recommend it to anyone who is interested to give it a go! I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in ceramics.”

Steve Dove

“The online ceramics course was extremely easy to follow, everything was labelled very well making the website easy to navigate. The instructions were simple and easy to follow, and the information given was the right amount without being overwhelming. I would recommend the course to people as I thought it was exceptional value for money.”

Richard Barnes

Features of Handworking

Handworking is the term used for the ceramic technique where hands are employed in the shaping of clay. Artists rely mostly on their hands and the material. Pinching, coiling or slab constructions are all mechanical elements of this technique. Pieces which are made through handworking technique can be sintered by firing in kiln or drying in the sun.

 Different ceramic glazes and ceramic painting techniques can be later applied for final decorative purposes.

Pinching

Pinch pots are often the first forms created when starting to work with clay.

  • Pots are constructed by pinching the clay into your desired shape and using no other tools.
  • The pinching technique if simple and easy therefore a great technique to learn.
  • The technique is limited most pinched items will be small usually a pot or cup, however, larger pots can be made.

Coiling

Coiling is a simple technique but it can produce fantastic results.

  • By using coils a piece is formed and built up into its desired shape and size, coiled pieces can be tiny or huge and the coils may or may not be welded together it depends on the desired surface effect.
  • One of the benefits of coiling is that you are not restricted on form or size so any shape can be created.
  • No extra tools are needed to create a piece but they can help to finish the design i.e. to completely smooth out the surface area or leave it textured.

Slab Technique

The slab technique is a slightly more advanced technique then pinching or coiling.

  • Slab pots are harder to produce as the clay you use needs to be wet enough to produce strong seams but also firm enough to be able to hold its own weight when vertical. The joints in slab pieces are more likely to crack or split when drying or firing so extra care is needed when building the piece.
  • The benefits of slab working are that it can create more angled shapes which cannot be produced on the wheel.

Benefits of Handworking

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