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L10 - Introduction to Ceramic Tableware & Giftware for the Retail Sector

Wednesday 24 June 2020 - 1 day course

An understanding of the basic principles of ceramic products, the characteristics of different types of products, common faults, regulatory and service performance testing requirements.

This module explains:

  • The basic processes involved in a typical ceramics tableware factory
  • The different types of ceramic products (china, stoneware, earthenware,etc.), how they are produced, their defining features and uses
  • The common manufacturing faults and how they may be eliminated
  • The regulatory and service performance requirements and test methods
  • The key points to observe when visiting a ceramics tableware factory.

The practical session will include:

  • A hands-on activity around the basic forming processes
  • Identifying the different product types
  • A factory/Lucideon tour led by the module tutors.

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the materials and processes combine to give ceramics their unique characteristics
  • Understand the unique characteristics and applications for each type of ceramic product
  • Identify the various types of ceramic materials, processes and products
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the best ceramic product for a specific application.

For more information on this course, please contact Caroline Mullington, Technology Partnership Manager on +44 (0)1782 764422 or

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