Stephanie starts with introducing us to some keywords, tools and techniques you should look out for. You’ll also meet some graduates who are shaping or breaking the mould in different fields of ceramic art and design.
Ceramics is: Functional, artistic, medical and technological. It’s in toothpaste and fillings and it’s in paper. Clay has even been discovered on Mars. Objects made from clay are woven into our memories through ritual and history.
Ceramic art and design offers students an exciting and broad range of opportunities to discover their personal creative and artistic potential through making, design and technical processes.
“The vast range of possibilities within the subject make clay an exceptional choice of material for the makers, designers and artists of the future.”
During your time studying you’ll skill up in the traditions of hand-building techniques of studio pottery, get exact using industrial lathes in the plaster studio and be innovative with the technology in 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD).
You’ll have the chance to work as individuals and in group work projects. You’ll also experience ceramics from an international platform through field trips and professional collaborative projects with renowned companies and exhibition opportunities.
Graduates from the course are successful in a wide range of career paths that include: studio potters, designers of tableware for retail, exhibiting visual artists and industrial designers making products for the home and beyond. Some have even become TV personalities. Here are some examples, they are an inspiring bunch:
Nam Tram: Studio potter, teacher and clay celebrity
Explore more of Nam Tram’s work via Cernamic
Meet Nam Tram via his interview in The Sun