Ceramics and Pottery

This course is designed to expose Students and Researchers to clay processing and production, showcasing its applications in industry and the research space. It plans to deliver these through series of in-person practical and theoretical workshops at Innov8’s ultramodern studio. This is a practical training on Ceramics and Pottery production techniques. Students and Researchers will be trained on how to solve problems by developing prototypes and commercializing their innovative ideas.

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Cohort 1 starts April ’22

What you will learn
  • How to identify clay 
  • Basic methods of Moulding clay
  • Wheelwork Production 
  • Casting 
  • Decoration techniques
  • Glazing techniques amongst others
  • Students
  • Ceramics enthusiasts
  • Practicing Potters
Enrollment Process

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Blended Learning

A combination of both physical and online

100% Practical

The course offers a practical and hands-on approach to learning

Beginner Level

No prior experience is required


Subtitle is available in different languages on our Learning Management System,


A Certificate is awarded after completion of training

Capstone Project

A capstone project is required from the participant at the completion of training

There are 11 Modules and 31 Lessons in this Specialization



Basic Ceramic and Pottery Materials (3 hours)

Lesson 1: What is Clay?

Lesson 2: How Clay is formed



Elementary Clay Moulding Techniques (4 hours)

Lesson 3: Clay wedging technique

Lesson 4: Production of forms using the coil, slab and pinch method



Hand Building(4 hours)

Lesson 5: Idea generation and brainstorming for intended project

Lesson 6: Production of sketches for a Clay fountain

Lesson 7: Building of forms in 3 Dimension



Introduction to Ceramics (3 hours)

Lesson 8: Types of Ceramics

Lesson 9: Insulated and Refractory Bricks

Lesson 10: Primary and Secondary Clays



Wheelwork Production Processes (4 hours)

Lesson 11: Clay centering on the wheel

Lesson 12: Opening the Clay

Lesson 13: Cylinder Production

Lesson 14: Making of Cups and handles



Decoration Techniques (4 hours)

Lesson 15: Leather hard clay

Lesson 16: Trimming and smoothening

Lesson 17: Slip trailing



Estimation in Ceramics and Pottery Production (3 hours)

Lesson 18: How to calculate material quantities and cost for a job

Lesson 19: Sample stock control



Module 8: Introduction to Glaze and Casting Materials (3 hours)

Lesson 20: Nature materials

Lesson 21: Glaze and Casting materials



Module 8: Introduction to Glaze and Casting Materials (3 hours)

Lesson 22: Making a Model

Lesson 23: Mould making using Plaster of Paris

Lesson 24: Slip casting



Glazing Technique (4 hours)

Lesson 25: Glaze materials processing

Lesson 26: Glaze mixing

Lesson 27: Glaze application methods

Lesson 28: Pyrometer and Pyrometric cone



Kiln Building and Firing (4 hours)

Lesson 29: Kiln Types

Lesson 30: Kiln Design

Lesson 31: Firing Techniques


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