Course overview
Download instructions, accompanying sheets, sketches and links to suppliers

For your better understanding, you can download various supplementary material such as the subtitles of the videos with time information (these may help you to find the respective sequences in the video more quickly). Lists of the materials, tools and aids needed to make the ring can also be downloaded as PDF files. There are also explanatory sketches. I recommend that you download all the files onto your computer and print them out before you start working.

By the way, I think it is great that you are taking part in this course and I wish you good luck!

Here you have the opportunity to download the PDF's to tools, and auxiliary material!
For each video you have the possibility to download a PDF with subtitles and time information. This information can help you to find the sequences in the video faster and more targeted.

Video building techniques!
Why does the clay warp? Answers to this! 
Subtitles with time information
Video 01   Subtitles with time information.pdf
Video 02    Subtitles with time information.pdf
Video 03   Subtitles with time information.pdf
Video 04   Subtitles with time information.pdf
Video 05   Subtitles with time information.pdf
Video 06    Subtitles with time information.pdf
General material list.pdf
Material page 1. pdf
Material page 2.pdf              
Material page 3.pdf        
Material page 4.pdf        
Material page 5.pdf        
Material page 6.pdf        
Material page 7.pdf        
Material page 8.pdf        
Sketch 1 template photo
Sketch of the stencil finished
Sketch template mass of the board
Sketch template mass 2
Sketch template mass 3 for auxiliary ledges
Sketch template single board
How it goes on now

Now it would be advantageous if you watch the first video to get an idea of what to expect. In the first video "Buildup Techniques" I explain the 2 most common buildup techniques (with strands). Also in this video I try to explain why the clay warps and possibly cracks. Also you could provide or organize the needed material and tools as suggested. Links to some suppliers can be found below.
What I would like to say about the suitable clay: Basically, it can be clay that you usually work with. I recommend a clay with relatively much fireclay (about 40 percent) and with a grain size that is not too coarse. You have to keep in mind that the layers will be chipped in with a metal sheet or pierced with the thinly ground modeling wood. There it is an advantage if the grain size is only about 0.5 mm to 1 mm. I use a Spanish stoneware clay from the company SIO2. In Switzerland it is available from Michel and Bodmer and Danilo Güller. In the video I use Gech 30 (but it has a grain size of 1.5 mm). As you can see in the video, this also works. I fire my objects mostly above 1300 degrees and in a gas kiln. This clay is very good for that. I never need glazes for my objects. Gech is not suitable for that. (Gech 30 has an iron content of 7%, which of course distorts the glaze). I will come back to the surfaces later.

Ring *Time fragment* I will show at a later date in an additional module and
the production of this special surface.

Ready? Have a quick look at the FAQ!

Short description of the template

On the left you can see a sketch and a photo of the template you have to make to make the ring.
I can assure you that it is not that difficult to make such a template. There is also a way to make the template without sawing. You will find instructions and tips as sketches and descriptions as PDF files that you can download. To start with, all you have to do is go to a carpenter's or DIY store and get three boards cut to size which you can then glue together with wood glue.
There is a more comfortable version and a simpler version. So you can choose which template suits you best, depending on your possibilities.

See photo on the left