Fusion: Jewellery and Ceramics (CAEL5039)


In etymological terms fusion refers to the merging or melting of different materials into one. In this unit of study you are asked to consider this concept also in relationship to the construction of an object from multiple parts. In this sense the artist becomes alchemist - or scientist, or musician, mixing, constructing and blending to create a new object.
Underpinned by processes of moulding notions of multiplicity, the original, the copy and the archetype come into question. The unit addresses the development of conceptual, formal and aesthetic approaches in making. The class will take place in both the ceramics and jewellery studios.

Further unit of study information


1x3-hour studio class/week


technical samples (15%) and research assignments (25%) and self-directed project (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.