Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques in 3D – Ceramics

This is an exciting new certified qualification is aimed at people who have a real interest in ceramics/pottery and want to further develop and hone their skills in both hand-built and wheel thrown ceramics.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10935
Campus: Bangor
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Art & Design

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Course Overview

This new PT course runs for 5 hours, 1 day a week. 

It will cover a broad range of hand built and thrown ceramics, from exploring ceramic artists and developing design ideas, to producing finished ceramic outcomes.

You will explore a range of surface decorations and finishes using slips, underglazes and glazes.

It will encourage you to explore a range of alternative ideas and developments for your 3D work through practical hands on experience, with the aim of developing a solid knowledge and understanding of ceramic processes and techniques.

Please note we are aiming to run this subject to approval from City & Guilds.

Developing design ideas

Using sampling techniques and processes in 2D/3D work

Creating hand built ceramic forms

Creating thrown functional items

You have enjoyed working with ceramics/pottery as a hobby or a leisure activity and want to further develop and expand your knowledge of ceramic making techniques.

To explore a range of ceramic art and artists that will in turn influence you own ideas and practice.

To investigate and develop skills in both hand building and thrown 'wheel' work.

To incorporate a range of tools and equipment specific to ceramic techniques and processes.

To understand a variety of surface qualities that can be achieved through the use of slips, underglazes and glazes.

To load and operate kilns for bisque and glaze firings.

The practical hands-on approach to the subject. 

The relaxed, but supportive atmosphere of the ceramic studio.

The opportunity to develop your own ceramic language through the development and construction of personal 3D work incorporating a variety of processes and techniques.

The opportunity to explore surface design, texture and pattern to create a range of finishes appropriate to your work.

A solid body of work produced will help create a portfolio that may be used to progress onto further education courses.

It will give the confidence, ability and skill set to create and produce a range of work that could be used as a commercial enterprise.

A passion for clay.

A desire to create and develop a visual language using ceramic materials.

A willingness to extend your ceramic knowledge and an eagerness to try out new techniques and processes in the creation of original ceramic work.

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