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Whitewares Training

Important Note:

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), all information regarding events is subject to change.

As an internationally recognized expert in ceramics, our whitewares courses are aimed at tableware, tile and sanitaryware manufacturers, as well as retailers and suppliers.

Designed to be interactive, our tutors will draw upon their decades of experience to provide attendees with both the theoretical and practical aspects of manufacturing processes that can be applied to the everyday challenges faced by industry.

With a series of modules either at our headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, and customized on-site training or webinars to meet specific business requirements, our experts will share their knowledge, skills and experience with your teams whatever their business function, from technical and manufacturing through to processing, marketing and sales.

Forthcoming Modules at Lucideon's Headquarters

The open courses are limited to a maximum of 12 attendees; this allows delegates to discuss challenges with the trainers, interact and share experiences with other organisations.

2020 Schedule

Date Module Name Module No.
Wednesday 22 JanuaryUnderstanding Ceramics L1
Wednesday 5 FebruaryMaterials Selection L2
Wednesday 19 February The Basics of Slip Casting L3
Wednesday 11 MarchDrying L4
Wednesday 25 MarchKiln Firing L5
Wednesday 13 MayGlaze and Glaze Applications L8
Wednesday 10 JuneTesting of Ceramic Materials and Products L9
Wednesday 24 JuneIntroduction to Ceramic Tableware & Giftware for the Retail Sector L10
Wednesday 8 JulyTableware Manufacture L11
Wednesday 22 JulyPressure Casting L12
Wednesday 12 AugustTile Manufacture L13
Wednesday 26 AugustIntroduction to Sanitaryware L14
Wednesday 28 OctoberIntroduction to Grinding and Milling L16
Wednesday 13 NovemberIntroduction to Everyday Ceramic Calculations L18
Wednesday 25 NovemberSpray Drying L19
Wednesday 9 DecemberRheology - Fluid Properties Control in Ceramics L20

» Ceramic Whitewares Training data sheet [PDF]

Course Materials

Course notes/workbooks are provided for each module/course. At the end of each module/course there will be a Q&A session which will allow attendees to review their learning and understanding. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss any technical challenges they may currently be facing.

Course Tutors

Find out about the course tutors below.

Ian Campbell - Project Leader
Expertise in: Glass Technology, Tableware and Controlled Release.

Nigel Leak - Project Leader
Expertise in: Ceramic Tableware.

Each module will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm (approximately).

To find out more about the training courses, please contact Caroline Mullington, Technology Partnership Manager on +44 (0)1782 764422 or

Please list modules of interest (module numbers are in the table further up this page)

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