Clay, Glaze and Firing Technology
Area of Study
Art, Studio Art
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course provides an introduction to the basic materials and technology associated with the development and production of creative work in clay. Practical and theoretical classes focus on approaches to firing; and the chemistry, preparation and modification of clay bodies, slips and glazes. Workshop activity highlights experimentation, testing and evaluation, and the application of knowledge to studio practice. It provides the context in which students may explore personally relevant ideas and goals through an investigation of a range of materials and approaches. Theoretical information is contextualised with reference to ceramic history and to contemporary developments/usage. The course includes an introduction to specialist software designed to facilitate relevant calculations, assist in the development of ceramic formulations and provide for the storage of data.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.