Ceramics (Handbuilding) (DESA9014)

UNIT OF STUDY

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. All works will be glazed and fired. 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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Workshop 3 hrs/wk

Assessment

Studio Projects and associated tasks (70%); Research Process Journal (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

AWSS2010

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