Maiolica is a 5 week ceramics course led by ceramic artist Yung Cheuk Chung.
Maiolica is the name given to painted earthenware made using a decoration technique on white glaze, used as a method of storytelling through ceramics. Maiolica was first developed by the Italian potters of the Renaissance period.
During this course, students will create their own Maiolica inspired decorative earthenware pieces using press moulding and slab building techniques. Students will then be guided through glazing using tin-glaze and surface decoration in colours using oxides. The outcome of the surface decoration can range from simply patterns to paintings of an image in bright vivid colours.
This course will cover:
- Press moulding and slab building techniques
- Maiolica decorative techniques using glazes and oxides
Artwork and objects made during this course will be fired in Camden Art Centre’s kiln, and can be taken home by students.