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Ceramics - Glazing Skill Set

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Find your ceramic surface paradise

Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment in this art form, or an art teacher/technician wanting to complete some professional development in a ceramics studio environment, this skill set will extend the scope of your current techniques and help you ensure safe creative practice for yourself and those around you.

This skill set explores the basic science and technology of clays and glazes by employing practical empirical methods in laboratory and studio settings.

We'll cover various techniques that can be employed to systematically develop new glazes through formulation and testing. Also covered are techniques used for the application of glazes onto ware and methods for diagnosing glaze faults and problems.

North Metropolitan TAFE is the only Registered Training Organisation offering nationally recognised training in ceramics in WA.
Situated in Northbridge, we have comprehensive purpose-built facilities that provide you with dedicated ceramics studios and workshops.

There are no specific requirements for entry into these units although students need to have a general knowledge of ceramic processes and methods of making.

The next intake for this course will be in Semester 2, 2022.

Classes will run twice a week, two hours per session for 17 weeks.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

This skill set covers two units from the Diploma of Visual Arts.

  • CUACER512 Investigate ceramic materials and processes
  • CUACER515 Develop and apply ceramic glazes

In the studio unit, students will mainly be making objects to test glazes on. Objects such as: tiles and small bowls and cylinders.
For the laboratory unit, students will need to be able to do simple mathematic calculations, measure weights accurately and keep records. 

This course will run subject to enrolment numbers. If you submit an expression of interest, this will be processed once dates are confirmed. If the course doesn't run your details will be kept to be notified of the next available intake.

This course may not lead to a specific job outcome, but if you are a self-practicing artist or a teacher -  this skill set will enhance your skills and if you are a technician working in the field of ceramics will give you formal qualifications in glazing techniques.

This skill set covers two units from the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts.

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Semester 2, 2022

Perth - On Campus

Duration 17 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $694.80 $395.00 $1,089.80

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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