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Ceramic Arts Fundamentals

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2 hours · Self-paced
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10 CPD hours / points
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Ceramic art is the oldest known ceramic object made from clay and fired at low temperatures, dating back to around 29,000–25,000 BCE. These figurines were discovered at Dolní Věstonice in the Czech Republic. The ancient art of pottery has a rich history and has been an integral part of human culture for thousands of years, evolving from functional vessels to intricate decorative pieces and sculptures.

Dive into the heart of this ancient craft as you begin your exploration with an insightful Introduction to Ceramic Arts. Discover the rich history and cultural significance that forms the backdrop of your artistic adventure.

Elevate your craftsmanship with a focus on everything, adding a personal touch to your creations. The course crescendos with an in-depth exploration of Kiln Firing and Ceramic Studio Practices, where you'll bring your creations to life. Gain insights into the delicate balance of heat, time, and technique that transforms raw materials into enduring works of art.

Join us in this artistic voyage, where each module seamlessly builds upon the last, guiding you towards mastery in the captivating world of Ceramic Arts. Unleash your creativity, refine your technique, and discover the joy of expressing yourself through the timeless medium of clay.

Key Features

  • CPD Accredited
  • FREE PDF + Hardcopy certificate
  • Fully online, interactive course
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet and smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases


Digital certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a FREE digital certificate.

Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - Included

Also, you can have your FREE printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99 in the UK).
For all international addresses outside of the United Kingdom, the delivery fee for a hardcopy certificate will be only £10.
Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum

  • Module 1: Introduction to Ceramic Arts
  • Module 2: Ceramic Techniques and Processes
  • Module 3: Clay and Glaze Chemistry
  • Module 4: Ceramic Sculpture
  • Module 5: Surface Decoration and Finishing
  • Module 6: Kiln Firing and Ceramic Studio Practices

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop foundational knowledge in Ceramic Arts techniques.
  • Understand the intricacies of clay and glaze chemistry for optimal results.
  • Master the art of sculpting clay into captivating, meaningful forms.
  • Acquire skills in surface decoration and finishing for artistic finesse.
  • Navigate kiln firing processes with precision and confidence.
  • Establish effective studio practices for a seamless creative workflow.


This course is CPD Quality Standards (CPD QS) accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


After completing this course, you will get a FREE Digital Certificate from Training Express.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring ceramic artists seeking foundational skills.
  • Art enthusiasts eager to explore the world of ceramics.
  • Creative individuals looking to express themselves through pottery.
  • Students with a passion for sculptural arts and crafts.
  • Hobbyists desiring a deeper understanding of ceramic processes.
  • Individuals with a curiosity for clay and glaze chemistry.
  • Beginners seeking a comprehensive introduction to Ceramic Arts.
  • Those yearning to unleash their artistic potential through ceramics.

Career path

  • Ceramic Artist
  • Pottery Instructor
  • Studio Technician
  • Ceramic Product Designer
  • Exhibition Curator
  • Craft Shop Manager

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