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Ceramics - Kiln Skill Set

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Learn the art of turning clay into ceramic

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 practice and open new possibilities.
This is a skill set designed for people already working in a situation where safe firing practice with a high success rate is essential. It is also a skill set designed for emerging ceramic artists and potters contemplating building or purchasing a kiln and needing to get the best possible results. 

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 with a wide range of kiln types.

You'll be provided with detailed instruction on the characteristics of various kiln types, firing cycles, pyrometry, kiln refractories and instruction in firing both gas and electric kilns. The skill set also addresses the specific hazards relating to firing, the regulatory framework within which kilns are used and installed and safe firing practice. 

Our Ceramics skill sets will be run subject to enrolment numbers.
Please email
applications@nmtafe.wa.edu.au  to lodge your interest, and we will notify you of the next available intake.

There are no specific requirements for entry into this skill set.
For assessment, students will be required to fire a kiln, either individually or in a small group and it is advantageous to either have a home studio and be producing ware to fire or be enrolled in the Refine Ceramics Making skill set.

Classes will run once a week, one hour 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.

  • CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAACD520 Manage kiln operations

For assessment, students will be required to fire a kiln, either individually or in a small group and it is advantageous to either have a home studio and be producing ware to fire or be enrolled in the Refine Ceramics Making skill set.

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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