Craig Underhill: Sketchbooks, Slab Building & Surface decoration techniques

Hi there, I’m Craig Underhill, and welcome to my studio. And in this masterclass, I will be demonstrating how I make my work. This workshop is designed to help you to find your own way with your ceramic practice.

This 2 hour 15 minute masterclass is broken up into three main sections:

  • First of all, we will go over how you can use Sketchbooks to develop ideas and inform your designs.
  • Then we will be going over Slab Building Techniques as I show you how to create a variety of shaped vessels.
  • And finally, I will be showing you all of the surface design and mark-making techniques that I use to get these luscious colors and textures on my work.

When you buy this workshop, you get:

My prerecorded workshop, which is 2 hours 15 minutes long, and you can watch it as soon as you purchase.

My Q&A, where I answered questions about myself and my practice. This is also prerecorded, and is 1 hour long.

You also get lifetime access to watch the videos online, or you can also download the videos to your device to watch offline.

Some of Craig Underhill’s work:

Craig Underhill

About Craig Underhill

1968 Born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1985 Left school and started full time course in general art and design at
Derbyshire College of HE.
1987 HND ceramics course at Harrow College
1989 BA hons in Fine Art specialising in Ceramics at Portsmouth Polytechnic.
1990 Set up Bartonfields Pottery with partner Emma Spence and started
teaching at Burton College.
1992 Joined BET 4 Artists group and over the next 5 years took part in
exhibitions locally and in France and Germany.
1997 Moved to Stourbridge. Started lecturing job at Dudley College. Built new
studio in the garden.
2005 5 Ways in Clay exhibition at Living Gallery in Stourbridge.
2002 Back to the Beach Exhibition at Rufford Craft Gallery, Nottinghamshire.
2004 Application accepted to exhibit at Earth and Fire ceramics fair at
Rufford, Nottinghamshire. Awarded Arts Council grant for producing and
promoting a new body of work.
2005 Reduced teaching commitment at Dudley College to focus on developing
and making new work. Exhibited at Tim Andews Woodbury Gallery, Stour
Art in Clay at Hatfield House and in a Joint exhibition with Sam Hall at
Yorkshire Sculpture Lounge. Became Professional member of the Craft
Potters Association
2006 Built new and larger studio in the garden. Received 2nd Arts Council
grant for producing and promoting a new body of work. Exhibited at
Gallery Top and Roundhouse Gallery.
2007 Exhibited at Lund Gallery and Bevere Gallery. Exhibited at Porthminster
Gallery, St Ives and continues to exhibit there as one of their gallery
2008 Solo show at Alpha House Gallery. Exhibited at Contemporary Ceramics
and New Ashgate Gallery
2009 Exhibited at Gallery Top and Ceramic Art London at the Royal College of
2010 Exhibited at Gallery Top and Ceramic Art London at the Royal College of
2012 Solo Exhibition at Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives.
2013 Invited artist at Landscape and Ceramics symposium, Kecskemet,
2015 Paysages Exhibition at Galerie le Don du Fel, France.
2016 Exhibited at Ceramic Art London and @Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.
2018 Exhibited at Ceramic Art London and “Ineffable” exhibition at Thrown Contemporary, London.
2019 Solo Ceramics Exhibition at Stratford Gallery, Warwickshire.
2020 Relocated home and studio to Cornwall.

Instagram: @craigunderhill7

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Cathy Francis
Posted 4 months ago
Fantastic insight into Craig's process! Inspiring!

I found the workshop inspiring, as it showed how he adapted his process as he went along, adding and refining his vessels while thinking about his reference material from his sketchbooks and reference photos to translate his ideas into his ceramics.

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Maria Botero
Posted 7 months ago

This workshop is wonderful, his technique and the whole process from the sketch to the finished object is amazing, one of my favorite workshops

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Kevin Leong
Posted 9 months ago
Great informative class

I enjoyed watching his process of sketching the pieces and then creating a piece from the sketch. I enjoyed watching his process of sketching out the piece,

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