Pottery Workshops in Berlin

pottery courses Berlin

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If you would like to be informed about upcoming workshops and courses, feel very welcome to drop line at info@brsg-keramik.com. So you would always be the first to know when new formats, topics and dates come up.

Ceramic Design Course in Berlin

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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:

Oct 13 – 19:00-21:00 – 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.

Oct 20 – 19:00-21:00 – Engobes
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.

Oct 27 – 19:00-21:00 – 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.

Nov 3 – 19:00-21:00 – 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

Price
190€ (Early Bird ticket)

230€ (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) 

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Upcoming Course

 

9, 16, 23, 30 Nov -19:00-21:00

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24 Nov; 7, 14, 21 Dec -19:00-21:00

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Upcoming 1 or 2 Day Pottery Courses

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Dates & Details

Suited for

Complete beginners – no prior experience required

Language
English

Price
50  (1 Day) – 95 (2 Days)
(extra 10 € for material costs)

Student Price 70 Euro (2 Days)
(extra 10 € for material costs)

Dates 
15 Oct  – 5 to 8:30 pm (DAY 1)
29 Oct  – 5 to 8:30 pm (DAY 2)

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Description

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 / 5 to 8:30 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 / 5 to 8:30 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. At your disposal will be 15+ glazes to play around with.

Workshop Holder:
Elizaveta Barsegova, founder & creative director at brsg KERAMIK

Upcoming Workshops

Dates
22 Oct – 12:00 – 15:30 (DAY 1)

5 Nov – 12:00 – 15:30 (DAY 2)

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Dates
2 Nov – 19:00 – 22:30 (DAY 1)

17 Nov – 19:00 – 22:30 (DAY 2)

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Dates
11 Nov – 17:00 – 20:30 (DAY 1)

26 Nov – 17:00 – 20:30 (DAY 2)

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Dates
1 Dec – 19:00 – 22:30 (DAY 1)

15 Dec – 19:00 – 22:30 (DAY 2)

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Other Dates & Ceramic Sessions

Open Studio Time

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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 info@brsg-keramik.com

(Price: 10€/ h inc. 0.5 kg of clay)

Prefer a private course?

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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 info@brsg-keramik.com.

(Price: 25 € per hour all materials included)