8 week course: Introduction to Ceramics - Camden Art Centre

Introduction to Ceramics is an 8week course led by Yung Cheuk Chung.

This course will introduce you to basic hand building techniques including coiling, pinching, slab-building. You will learn how to use a range of colour slips, underglazes for surface decoration and stoneware glazes for glazing. Students will be divided into four groups to get their hands on the wheel and understand the process of throwing.

Students will also have an opportunity to develop their own projects during the last half of the course with guidance and support. Perfect for beginner or intermediate level who wants to improve their ceramic skills.


This course will cover:

  • An introduction to throwing
  • Hand building techniques
  • Decorating techniques using slips and underglazes
  • Sprig mould making and using press moulds
  • Texturing clay and Sgraffito


This course is suitable for those with little to no experience of ceramics. All materials costs are included. Size restrictions apply.
Please note not all objects made will be fired before Christmas.

The Artist Additional Information

The Artist

Yung Cheuk Chung first discovered working with clay when he was taught to handbuild in 2010 in Hong Kong, he later moved to London to study his BA at Central Saint Martins and MA at Royal College of Art in Ceramics.

Yung Cheuk Chung’s work is inspired by factories in the UK, observing how components join together, the elegance of plant design, the balance of straight line and curve. He never seeks them as a functional object but as an object to capture the pure movement and relationship between each component.

His work involves throwing, press moulding and slip casting, allowing him to have the flexibility to make each piece unique by distorting the form while having a standard quality of shape and scale to unify them. The outcome of his work attempts to discover the purity of the designed components and place them in a different context.

Additional Information

Adults’ courses are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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

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.

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.

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