Embark on your ceramics journey with clear goals and create the work outlined in the proposal you write when you start the course. Collaborate with other ceramists and enjoy the freedom to focus on your work in an immersive studio environment.
During this course you'll learn to:
Apply various techniques such as wheelforming, slip-casting or handbuilding
Work with a variety of glazes
Work in a ceramics facility including a kiln room
Use the full range of firing cycles
Develop your knowledge and skills in glaze and firing technology
You'll leave this course with:
Experience using various techniques, glazes and firing cycles
Expert feedback on your creative practice and works of art
Networking opportunities with other artists and like-minded individuals
A sense of accomplishment from achieving goals from your personal written proposal
A boost in creativity through working in an immersive studio environment
Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
Completed the TAFE Statement in Open Studio Practice - Ceramics
Competed the Diploma of Ceramics or the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
An interest and involvement in the arts community
A drive to progress your skills by receiving professional feedback
Your own ceramic materials, an apron and enclosed shoes
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: studio production potter, freelance ceramics artist, ceramics small business owner, community centre ceramics educator and ceramics technical assistant.
Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.
Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.