Brushstrokes, Blending & Shading

Ceramic Decorating Techniques for Amazing Designs


Brushstrokes, Blending & Shading

Training for Ceramic Decorators, Ceramicists, Potters, Clay Cafes, Ceramic Studios and Potteries.

*Various designs:  course content will vary throughout the year and may not match photograph shown above.

This course is not open to consumers/members of the public.


Course Content/Agenda


Delegates will learn three basic ceramic decorating techniques in one day.  Bisque, tools and supplies will be provided. No previous experience is required.


Brush-Strokes.  Knowing the various brush strokes used to create effects, how much colour to apply, how to load the brush to achieve different results and even the grip of the paint brush all count towards endless design effects.

Blending is the technique of painting colours so that there is a gentle and gradual transition from one to the other – it is a key skill for any artist on any surface.


Shading and contrasting visually defines artwork, adds depth, creates illusions and makes art three dimensional. Without shading designs can appear flat. Learn how to shade using ceramic products.


Want to book?

Please contact a freelance tutor from the list below.  All bookings and administration are managed through the freelance instructor. 

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Freelance Tutors:

Fired Art Designs:

Contact: Rachel Byass
Phone: 07970793727