- Class Number 4794
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Julie Bartholomew
- Dr Julie Bartholomew
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
This course introduces students to ceramic materials and various hand building techniques. It has an emphasis on using different clay bodies and how they will be explored through referencing both historical and contemporary ceramics. A range of techniques exploring surface treatments will be used. Work health and safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be have the knowledge and skills to:
- utilise skills relevant to Ceramics in response to Workshop projects;
- explore Ceramic material/s used in Workshop projects;
- recognise relationships between concept and process in Ceramics; and
- identify historical and theoretical contexts relevant to Ceramic Workshop projects.
This course is taught with methods and processes that pertain to practice-led research. Students will engage in hands-on research in the studio, as well as contextual research. The course equips students to creatively integrate practice and concepts through exploration of materials and techniques and to identify historical and theoretical concepts for their work.
Additional Course Costs
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP FEE: The Optional Workshop Fee of $100 is paid as a one-off access fee for any student enrolled in Ceramic courses. This covers your access to workshop facilities outside of specific course hours. You will only be granted After Hours Access once you have paid this fee. (If you are enrolled in more than one Ceramic course in any semester you only pay this fee once per semester.)
MATERIALS FEE: For purchasing of clay through the workshop, students must keep a balance of $50 in the clay account. Students are required to have a balance of $50 prior to the start of the course.
For Optional Workshop Fee & Materials fees to go: http://onestop.anu.edu.au/html/OSSwebpayment/SOA01WKSP/payment.html
Ceramics Workshop Technical Officer: Franz Schroedl
Phone: 612 57618
Examination Material or equipment
Final assessment for this course will be conducted by viva voce exam, in which the student presents all project work completed during the semester, including tests, developmental works and journal. Students are expected to discuss this work in relation to the course rubric. Journals will be submitted on the day of the assessment. The assessment timetable will be published on wattle towards the end of semester. Studio Work and Journal are assessed during exam week.
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Daly, G. The New Ceramics developing glazes, Bloomsbury, 2013
Daly, G. Glazes and Glazing Techniques: A Glaze Journey, Kangaroo Press, 2003
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Whole class critique
- Individual verbal comments from lecturer
- 10 minutes verbal feedback at the end of semester assessment
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Workshop induction & WHS procedures Introduction to Course Project 1: Hand as Site. Exploring pinching, solid shaping and saw dust firing.|
|2||Complete Project 1: Hand as Site Introduction to Project 2: The Contemporary Vessel. ?Complete Hand as Site objects ready for bisque firing.|
|3||Continue project 2: The Contemporary Vessel Present 6 concept drawings ready to begin construction. Coil construction demonstration Make tiles for surface treatment demonstration week 4|
|4||Continue Project 2: The Contemporary Vessel Surface treatment demonstration of the application of underglaze paints and slips on tiles. Complete tiles for bisque firing by the end of week 4|
|5||Continue Project 2: The Contemporary Vessel ?Glaze surface treatment tiles|
|6||Complete Project 2: The Contemporary Vessel Complete coil vessel construction ready for bisque firing during the mid-semester break|
|7||Introduction to Project 3: Slab Sensations Demonstration of slab exercises using cylinders, press moulds and extruder. Exercises used for testing SW reduction gas fired glazes Sawdust firing for Project 1: Hand as Site|
|8||Continue Project 3: Slab Sensations Introduction to GLAZE TECHNOLOGY and learning to weigh and mix glaze recipes. Complete slab exercises ready for bisque.|
|9||Continue Project 3: Slab Sensations|
|10||Complete Project 3: Slab Sensations ?Complete slab objects ready for bisque firing|
|11||Glaze Project 3: Slab Sensations ?Glaze slab objects for reduction gas firing|
|12||Glaze application and glaze firings Reduction gas firing NB: Studio Work and Journal are assessed during exam week|
|14||ASSESSMENT||Assessment Task One: 80% Details of task: Portfolio of all studio work, including tests, experiments and project work. Dates: Tuesday, 11 June and Wednesday, 12 June 2019 Assessment Task Two: 20% Details of task: Journal Dates: Tuesday, 11 June and Wednesday, 12 June, 2019|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Journals/documentation||80 %||11/06/2019||04/07/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Portfolio of studio work||20 %||11/06/2019||04/07/2019||3, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Studio teaching time is 4 hours per week. Students should expect to spend at least an additional six hours per week undertaking independent research, experimentation, project development and documentation in addition to working in allocated teaching time.
Students are expected to attend all classes and to contribute to class discussions and critique sessions. This will be considered as part of the Studio Assessment of 80%.
Final assessment for this course will be conducted by viva voce exam, in which the student presents all work completed during the semester, including technical folders, tests, developmental works, sketches, journal, notebooks. Students are expected to discuss this work in relation to the course rubric. Journals will be submitted on the day of the assessment. The assessment timetable will be published on wattle towards the end of semester.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning outcomes: 3 & 4
Details of task: Journal
You are required to keep a visual diary or journal to support your ongoing visual research and explorations, ideas, information and thoughts about exhibitions visited, lectures, art/design works, books, journals etc. These journals should reflect the development of your ideas over the semester, experimentation and reflections on your own work and that of other artists.
Dates: Tuesday, 11 June and Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4
Portfolio of studio work
Value of Task: 80%
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Details of task: Portfolio of all studio work, including tests, experiments and project work.
Dates: Tuesday, 11 June and Wednesday, 12 June 2019
1. Demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques, through class and individual projects
Consistently demonstrates this criteria to an exceptionally high level across all studio projects
Consistently demonstrates this criteria to a high level across all studio projects
Demonstrates this criteria to a proficient level across studio projects
Demonstrates this criteria to an adequate level across studio projects
Fails to demonstrate this criteria to a sufficient level across studio projects
2. Demonstrate competency with a range of advanced technical skills in relation to the hand building techniques demonstrated as a medium for visual expression and design
Consistently demonstrates technical competency to an exceptionally high level across all processes
Consistently demonstrates technical competency to a high level across all processes
Demonstrates technical competency to a proficient level across processes
Demonstrates technical competency to an adequate level across processes
Fails to demonstrate technical competency to a sufficient level across processes
3. Apply knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and contemporary practices relevant to hand building as a medium for visual arts/design through development and execution of studio projects and research
An exceptionally high level of understanding of historical and theoretical contexts is evident in work and articulated in discussion
A high level of understanding of historical and theoretical contexts is evident in work and articulated in discussion
An understanding of historical and theoretical contexts is evident in work and articulated in discussion
An understanding of historical and theoretical contexts is beginning to develop in work and/or in discussion
Fails to understand historical and theoretical contexts in work and/or in discussion
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Through her ceramics practice, Julie explores contemporary issues including consumer culture and currently environmentalism with a focus on climate change and its impact on the Antarctic.
Dr Julie Bartholomew