Relax, unwind and get creative in this short 8 week ceramics course. Learn about the art of clay and wheelforming as you explore the techniques behind making ceramic products and finish the course with the skills to start your own small business.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Research and apply the properties of clay related to wheel forming
Establish techniques in wheelforming from basic forms to bowls and other vessels
Handle finished work and structures safely, throughout the creative process
Apply ceramic design elements
Apply basic kiln firing principles
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A pathway to further study in ceramics
Specialist skills to create clay structures
Build upon your creative and artistic expression through the clay medium
Be part of a strong network of likeminded creatives
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in exploring the clay medium
Perseverance – wheelforming takes time to get the basics but is very rewarding as you build confidence through practice
The ability to pay for the clay used in your works (approximately $50) and to provide your own ceramics tools (approximately $20)
An awareness that this course may be potentially physically demanding on your back
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: ceramicist and creative artist.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The TAFE Statement in Ceramics - Wheelforming does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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