Create two personally designed, completed ceramic works to take home. Learn techniques and processes including handbuilding, surface treatment methods, bisque and glaze firing. You may be surprised at how much you can achieve in this short course.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply handforming techniques to make sculptural and functional forms
Handle ceramic work and structures safely throughout the creative process
Apply ceramic design elements and learn basic kiln firing principles
Consider cultural, historical and contemporary examples of ceramic work
Document the development of your work
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
Specialist skills to create clay sculptural and functional forms
A pathway to further study in ceramics or visual arts
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A visual diary and two finalised ceramics pieces completed during the course.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in exploring the clay medium
An interest in using your hands to make objects and don’t mind getting messy
The ability to supply your own Personal Protective Equipment such as enclosed shoes, apron, dust masks and gloves
An awareness that this course may be physically demanding on your back
The ability to supply ceramic materials.
Basic literacy and numeracy equivalent to a Year 10 level and above
Basic computer skills
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Our graduates go onto roles like: ceramicist with the Diploma of Ceramics , visual artist with the Diploma of Visual Arts and junior graphic designer with the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Ceramics does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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