Experimental Ceramics

Course code AART3360
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Fosters creative work by students that uniquely expresses their conceptual concerns. This course aims to build on students knowledge of ceramic forming and finishing techniques through set projects and/or approved student initiated projects. Emphasis is placed in the utilisation of experimental processes and techniques of developing clays, forming methods and finishing.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. To encourage an individual approach;

2. To consolidate and extend technical knowledge and practical skills;

3. To encourage a creative and experimental approach;

4. To develop ceramic techniques as a means of creative expression within a contemporary framework;

5. To extend knowledge of ceramic forming, decorating and finishing works;

6. To develop visual research material as a resource.


Topics may include:

  • Clay and glaze technology;
  • Firing techniques;
  • Pneumatic extruding;
  • Use of ceramic equipment;
  • Contemporary and historical ceramics;
  • Research documentation;
  • Forming techniques;
  • Health and safety.

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of AART1300 and AART1310

Assessment Items

Project: Studio Output

Journal: Journal

Participation: Attendance

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term