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CAEL2048: Investigating Clay

This unit of study provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative work in ceramics. You will be introduced to concepts, methodologies and technologies integral to contemporary ceramics. You will also be introduced to historical and contemporary frameworks that underpin the processes and paradigms of ceramics today and provide the foundations of a 3D vocabulary. Thematic approaches accompany technical introductions to handbuilding, wheelwork, surface treatments and kiln firing to encourage exploration with ceramics methodologies. The unit develops and enhances critical skills through group and individual tutorials and critiques. This unit is suitable for those who have no or limited experience with the ceramic material and its technologies.

Code CAEL2048
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. confidently access and use research materials relevant to the field of contemporary ceramics practice
  • LO2. critically and creatively articulate their understanding of contemporary ceramic practices through practical and oral forms
  • LO3. demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking
  • LO4. effectively apply technical and individual conceptual knowledge to project-based studio work
  • LO5. effectively apply Work Health and Safety consideration in the ceramics studio.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.