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Ceramic Design Course in Berlin
Our Ceramic Design Course will give you a solid introduction to all the core ceramic techniques and materials. Plus tremendous amount of fun working with clay. Learn an ancient craft while discovering ways to integrate it into contemporary design fields, which could be anything from jewellery to tableware or interior objects.
4 group classes would go as following:
Hand-Building and Ceramic Design
Current session will be devoted to techniques of working with clay. You will get introduced to qualities and capabilities of clay and create your first ceramic piece.
Current session will be devoted to Engobes – one of the main materials used to give color to your ceramic creations. You will learn different techniques of working with it. As Engobes are applied to green ware (not yet fired clay objects), during this session you will be welcome to continue experimenting with hand-building.
Painting on Ceramics
From fine Chinese porcelain to rough Indian earthware – painting has been a part of the game ever since pottery exists. During this session you will learn numerous ways, materials and techniques to create stunning colorful patterns on your ceramic objects.
Glazes, Colorstains & Oxides
Glazes are the queens of coloring, colorstains & Oxides are the best way to spice it up! You will learn how to create stunning and experimental glass-platings on your clay objects.
On top of that, each of the participants will be offered:
- personal consultation time with the course holder each week (to make sure you successfully advance with your project and know exactly, what is the next craftsmanship step towards a splendid result)
- 8h studio time, in case your project would require more time, you are welcome to do some parts of the work at home or book additional studio time at a rate of 10 euro/h
220€ (Early Bird ticket)
260€ (Regular ticket)
+ material costs: 20€ (includes clay, glazes, colorstains, engobes and all the other components provided during the group classes and practical sessions; firing costs)
Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28 // from 19.00 – 21.00
Ceramic Design Course Level 2
* current course is created specifically for graduates of Ceramic Design Course Level 1 or people with experience in ceramics *
In a small group of 6 people you will have all the time, space and focus to enjoy your personal ceramic journey. We will make sure to assist and develop the exact skills that you are interested in.
It works like this : you bring your sketches/ ideas/ dreams, we find a way to provide you with all the knowledge and tools you need to bring it to life. If you run out of learning inspiration, no worries about that, we’ve got plenty more to give.
Here is some (but not all) that you could try within the sessions:
Creating glazes out of Wood Ash and other natural materials, Painting on ceramics with professional underglaze colors, Gabelen, Sculptural work, Gzshel (traditional Russian Cobalt painting technique), Kintsugi, etc. etc. etc.
Monthly on Friday // from 19.00 – 22.00
240 euro/ month + 20 euro material costs
180 euro/ month + 20 euro material costs (special Membership price). You are welcome to book this ticket option if you will stay in the course ongoingly for at least 3 months in 2018.
Current course will go on through the months. You could decide to join just for one month only or stay until the journey lasts.
Upcoming 1 or 2 Day Pottery Courses
Dates & Details
Complete beginners – no prior experience required
50€ (1 Day) – 95€ (2 Days)
(extra 10 € for material costs)
Student Price 70 Euro (2 Days)
(extra 10 € for material costs)
It is a 2-DAY Workshop, yet you can decide to book only one of the days and go through only part of the learning process with us. In case you only book DAY 1, your creation will be fired and glazed transparent for you.
DAY 1 / 7 to 9:30 pm / HAND-BUILDING
In the current session you will learn tips and tricks about creating irregular shapes with clay. It will be all about hand-building, so no throwing wheel involved. We will start with a 40 min lecture introducing you to different types of clay, different stages of drying and firing, ways of preparing it and ways of shaping it into a final piece. Then we will get right into practice and get your hands dirty. Each participant will get a chance to create his/her own little vase, shaped according to his or her personal master plan.
DAY 2 / 7 to 9:30 pm / GLAZING
The current session is fully devoted to bringing colour into your ceramic object. There are several colouring techniques in pottery, but in the current session we will fully focus on glazing – covering your object with a combination of chemical elements that turn into glass-like plating after firing. We will start with a 40 min lecture, introducing you to the different techniques and possibilities of glazing. Once all the basic rules are shared, you will get down to glazing your vase according to your desired plan, under an attentive eye of your instructor.
Open Design City (creative workshop of betahaus | Berlin) – Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20
Ly Thien Co Friedrich, mentor at brsg Ceramic Design School.
Wood Ash Glazes & Co.
Dates & Details
The workshop is accessible for absolute beginners, but some prior knowledge of glazing is highly recommended. If you have never glazed ceramics or have very little experience with it, we highly recommend you to take an Introduction to Glazing workshop before joining this class.
17 June – 12 to 16:30 pm
(between 13.30 – 15.00 we will have a lunch break)
Traditionally ceramic objects were created & glazed with only natural components : wood ashes, minerals, mud. But as industry came along, traditions got lost and replaced with color-efficient chemicals. We invite you to rediscover diverse pallet of colors and materials that nature has to offer.
Within this workshop you will:
– learn the essential basics of glaze mixing theor
– get to know where and how to find natural glazing components
– learn how to test your glazes (what to test & how to test)
– mix your own glaze out of natural components & create a test for it
– get a list of natural glaze recipes to take with you In other words, you will get fully equipped to go into the wild and make your own astonishing discoveries.
Elizaveta Barsegova, founder & creative director at brsg Keramik
Current workshop is based on Elizaveta’s personal research on natural glazes, conducted during her 3 month residency in a local pottery in Chiang Mai.
12:00-16:30 (from 13:30-15:00 we will have a lunch break)
Depending on the number of participants location of the current workshop might vary. Yet it will remain within 15 min reach from Alexanderplz, Berlin. Exact location will be sent out via email to each registrars participant one week prior to the event.
Other Dates & Ceramic Sessions
Open Studio Time
Time, Space, Equipment and Material of a professional Ceramic Atelier – all at your disposal for personal projects. Open Studio time is only availiable for graduates of Ceramic Design Courses. Studio time should be booked in advance, so just drop us a line at email@example.com
(Price: 10€/ h inc. 0.5 kg of clay)
Prefer a private course?
We would be glad to provide personal attention to you projects, ceramic challenges or simply fields of curiosity during private sessions. To schedule a date, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Price: 25 € per hour all materials included)
brsg Keramik Gift Card
Want to delight your nearest and dearest ones? Surprise them with a brsg Keramik gift card. You choose which joy you will pass on. This can be any brsg Ceramic Design School workshop or course that will be held in 2018. Interested? Drop us a line at email@example.com