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Training Courses - Refractories and Ceramics

Lucideon's training courses have been developed by our in-house experts, all of whom have years of industry and practical experience. If you need training customised to your business and people, we can build a training course to meet your objectives.

With a series of courses to meet specific business requirements, available in-person either at our headquarters in Staffordshire or via customised on-site training, or also via interactive online training, 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.

In addition to our whiteware and refractories offerings, Lucideon CICS also offers a training course on the basics of UK ETS




For in-person sessions at Lucideon headquarters, places are limited to 12 people per course, and each course will run from 9:00am - 4:00pm (approximately).

Can't fit everything into one session? Not a problem. We can work with you to set up a training series to create a multi-session learning experience.

Please contact Caroline Mullington, Training Manager, at to discuss your needs.



Ian Campbell - Project Leader - Expertise in: Glass technology, whitewares, tableware, controlled release.

Nigel Leak - Project Leader - Expertise in: Ceramic tableware, ceramic tiles, sanitaryware, fault diagnosis and solving, standards development, technical audits.

Jan Theron - Refractories Specialist - Expertise in: Refractory maintenance management, failure analysis, design evaluation, the use of finite element analysis/modelling (FEA/FEM), personnel training


Ceramics and refractories expertise

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

With extensive experience in the field of refractories, from failure investigations to product and process performance optimisation, we deliver refractories training courses to companies worldwide in a varied range of industries, including glass, cement, refractories, petrochemical, iron & steel, lime, and incinerator sectors.




“Excellent structure, content and delivery”

“Learnt different ways to look at ceramics when problem solving”

“Really nice and approachable trainer with great knowledge”

“Excellent overview and introduction to the field

“One of the best courses I have attended”

“Very enjoyable, relaxed and informative”


Ceramic Whitewares Training Schedule

Date Course name Course no.
On demandUnderstanding Ceramics L1
On demandMaterials Selection L2
On demandThe Basics of Slip Casting L3
On demandDrying L4
On demandKiln Firing L5
17 July 2024Glaze and Glaze Applications L8
On demandTableware Manufacture L11
On demandPressure Casting L12
On demandRheology - Fluid Properties Control in Ceramics L20


Refractories Training Schedule

Date Course name Course no.
17 April 2024 Refractory Materials and Application Areas R1
18 April 2024 Understanding Refractory Properties & Links to Performance R2
21 May 2024 Troubleshooting Refractory Failures R3
22 May 2024 Refractory Design 101 R4
23 May 2024 QC During Refractory Installation R5


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