1 day course: Ceramics – The Basics - Camden Art Centre

Ceramics – The Basics, led by ceramic artist Ayse Habibe Kucuk, is a daylong course to explore, play and learn about clay.

This course is perfect as a first introduction to ceramics, for those who want a taster course before committing to a longer-term course.

This taster course will focus on hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and slab building; and decorating techniques used slips and underglazes, students will gain basic knowledge of making simple objects with clay and the curiosity to learn more.

Artwork and objects made during this course will be fired at the Camden Art Centre kiln, and can be taken home by students once fired.

This course will cover:

  • introduction to ceramics practices and tools
  • introduction to hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and slab building
  • introduction to decorative techniques using slips and underglazes


The Artist Additional information

The Artist

Ayse Habibe Kucuk is a London based ceramic artist with roots in South East Turkey. Trained as a sculptural ceramist, Habibe Kucuk’s work primarily uses hand building techniques to create both authentic functional and sculptural pieces. An on-going theme in their practice is the use of traditional lace-doily patterns (originating from her hometown in Turkey) on minimalist ceramic pieces. Habibe Kucuk’s tableware range reflects her family’s connection with handcrafted lace making (dantel), dating back two generations, with every piece handmade in clay.

Additional information

Adults’ courses are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

All materials costs are included. Size restrictions apply.

Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.

For every season, each person can only book and attend one of the courses on a ‘pay what you can’ ticket

The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.

Booking on a course at Camden Art Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement.

Bookings are non-refundable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.

The course will only go ahead if the minimum participant requirement for the course to run is met. If the course does not go ahead, bookings will be refunded.