07) Ceramics and Tiles Making

This class is about designing and producing ceramic objects using a different process than the wheel.

During this class, you will get introduced to ceramics and mold making by designing your own ceramic tile (masterpiece) with clay and use it to create the plaster mold that will help you create as many copies as needed of the tile.
You will also get exposed to bisque, glazing and firing techniques and will be able to produce a series of tiles that put together will create a personalized pattern that you can hang on your wall or use it as a tray.

Class Outline

Day1: lecture: Process and examples 

Creating the original masterpiece 

Creating the mold 

Day 2: Creating copies of original 

Perfecting shapes 

Drying time 

Day 3: Sanding all pieces 

Baking in the kiln 

Baking time 

Day 4: Glazing pieces 

baking in the kiln 

Firing time 

Day 5: Exhibition 

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

A notebook and a pencil

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Wed, 5 Feb, 2020
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
QAR 900


Asma Derouiche

Asma Derouiche is a product designer and interdisciplinary student currently doing her masters in VCUarts in Qatar.
She has a passion for Art and Crafts. Her skills in model making using various medium like slip casting and resin casting have taken a major role in her current research towards bridging the gap between designers and craftsmen in Doha, Qatar
She taught Design Principles at primary schools in Tunisia for 2 years and Materials and Methods at a Design University which developed her passion for teaching and advancing her crafts.

She is currently researching and investigating "Made in Qatar” products, trying to find ways to leverage local crafts by Design.