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Ceramic Water Filter Training Course 2021





Potters for Peace is offering a 7-day ceramic water filter course. The course will be offered in English and will be taught at Adamah Clay Studios, Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA.

Dates: Sunday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 28th 

Start Time: 8:30 am, Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 

End Time: 5:00 pm, Saturday, August 28th, 2021 

Travel: Please schedule your travel for Saturday, August 21st and Sunday, August 29th, Participants are responsible for their own transportation costs. Potters for Peace can arrange to pick you up at the Madison, WI airport or bus station and transport you to the retreat center in Dodgeville, WI. 


Tuition Fee: USD $1700. Tuition covers all meals during the course, lodging at the retreat center at Adamah Clay Studios and transportation from Madison Wisconsin airport (MSN) or the Van Galder bus station in Madison, WI. Buses run from the O'Hare airport to Madison daily. We will also provide transportation to Madison on August 29th. Dinner on August 21st  and breakfast on August 29th is included. 


Lodging: Accommodation is in a modern retreat center with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. If the class is large, we may lodge in 2 buildings on the campus. Private rooms due to COVID safety policies. 


Course Objectives:

By the end of the training participants will be able to demonstrate what is involved in high quality ceramic filter production  

This course is designed to: 


  • Offer technical filter training for researchers and universities 

  • Offer training to individuals interested in joining the Potters for Peace filter factory set-up team.  

  • Attract and guide new ceramic filter factory startups  

  • Promote collaboration and communication between members of the filter community  

  • Improve filter quality on a global scale, thus helping to reduce the global burden of diarrheal disease 


Ceramic Water Filter Course Outline 

The following is an abbreviated list of topics to be covered in the course 

  • Multi barrier approach and how a filter works 

  • How to make a ceramic pot filter 

  • Raw material processing 

  • Burn out material selection 

  • Clay selection 

  • Formulating a filter recipe 

  • Record keeping 

  • Filter forming, finishing and Identifiers 

  • Machinery overview 

  • Kiln Drying 

  • Kiln stacking and firing 

  • Quality control 

  • Silver application and Microbiological testing 


For questions please contact Jennifer Mally at 

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