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Ceramic Whitewares Training

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.

2019 Schedule

Date Module Name Module No.
Wednesday 30 JanuaryUnderstanding Ceramics L1
Wednesday 20 February Materials Selection L2
Tuesday 26 February & Wednesday 27 February Casting Slip School (2 day course) L3
Wednesday 20 March Drying L4
Wednesday 27 March Kiln Firing L5
Wednesday 10 April Plaster Moulds L6
Wednesday 15 MayForming Processes L7
Wednesday 22 MayGlaze & Glaze Application L8
Wednesday 12 JuneTesting of Ceramic Materials & Products L9
Wednesday 26 JuneIntroduction to Ceramic Tableware & Giftware For The Retail Sector L10
Wednesday 17 JulyPressure Casting L12
Tuesday 20 AugustTableware Manufacture L11
Wednesday 16 OctoberIntroduction to Grinding and Milling L16
Wednesday 30 OctoberDecoration and Decoration Processes for Ceramics and Glass L17
Wednesday 13 NovemberIntroduction to Everyday Ceramic Calculations L18
Wednesday 27 NovemberSpray Drying L19
Wednesday 11 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.

Andrew Perry - Group Ceramic Processes Leader
Expertise in: Ceramics, Whitewares, Sanitaryware, Process Optimization, Product Development.

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

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