Course Brief:

This is an intensive four-day workshop where participants will deliver into the history of ceramics, and all the fundamentals required to create a functional ceramic product. This workshop will also give you an introduction to the process of creating contemporary products using hand building methods and on the pottery wheel. You will be able to be creative with the shape, design, and color of your cups. The items created will be fired, glazed, and fired again to be food safe.


  • Learn about the history of ceramics
  • Understand all the different ceramic terms
  • Know the difference between types of clay
  • Know the difference between types of glazes
  • Learn the three main hand building techniques
  • Center clay on the wheel and throw a functional product
  • Trim the bottom of the products
  • Create handles for mugs
  • Apply glazing techniques


  • Become familiar with the history of ceramics around the world and how it defined civilizations
  • Understand the different firing techniques
  • Differentiate between the clay types and glaze types
  • Use clay to build different products and tools for everyday use
  • A handmade cup and a handmade vase
  • Wheel thrown bowl, cup, plate


Azhar Almadlouh

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Azhar Almadlouh

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