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Enhancing skill in various methods: Throwing Layering, joining, drying process, finishing, foaming, colouring and glazing. Kiln firing. Model making. Making technical drawing of pots, adding shrinkage according clay body, top view, front view, base view, measuring sizes. Casting clay objects from mould. Casting the object from the mould, making slip, casting, getting cast from mould, drying, finishing, foaming. Ceramics Installation. Experimental ceramics. Understandings of the place of ceramics within the history of art, design, and culture. Functional knowledge of the history of ceramics. Functional knowledge of basic business practices. • In the first half of the session students will work on throw wheel and in the second half they will work on the sketches for thesis (conceptual work). • Student will learn the technique of mould making, and casting in first half and in the second they will start working on the approved sketches for thesis. • Students will work on their final thesis (studio and dissertation). They will work on glaze and fire for thesis. An assignment of 1000 words will support the Final thesis at the end of the year.

Course Synopsis

This major course equips students with an advance level of understanding of two and three dimensional form in ceramics. Students will incorporate their conceptual ideas into their artwork with the previously taught methods of ceramics. They will enhance their skills with the knowledge of clay bodies and glazes, kiln stacking procedures, and firing processes and special firing methods such as salt glaze and raku. They will have the knowledge of industrial applications of ceramics techniques. Tutor will deliver lectures for a better understanding of ceramics within the history of art, design, and culture. Lectures will provide functional knowledge of the history of ceramics. Students will produce their mini-thesis and thesis project with a subjective approach that should also reflect their command of technique.

Course Learning Outcomes

This course enables students to develop the skills, critical understanding and specialist knowledge required to follow a rewarding career as an independent artist or to work within a related creative industries perspective. This course provides a tailored learning environment that encourages and supports creative development, independence in creativity, imagination and ideas, from the individual perspective of the student.

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