Ceramics (Handbuilding) (AWSS2010)


This practical unit aims to give students the understanding to create ceramic and porcelain constructions that will be fired and glazed. Students will investigate different fabrication techniques such as slip-casting, ceramic rapid prototyping and laser cut porcelain. The ceramics program utilises the digital fabrication lab within the faculty to investigate the use of digital fabrication techniques in ceramic production. There will be an investigation of ceramics in relation to architecture at both historical and contemporary levels. Set projects will enable students to discover their own means of expression and design of objects and sculptural forms. Projects include slip casting, vacuum formed moulds and ceramic powder printing. Various surface finishes such as brushwork, decals and glazing will be introduced.

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Workshop 3 hrs/wk


Studio projects (70%); Process Journal and associated assignments (30%)

Practical work

Studio practice

Faculty/department permission required?


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