Dealing with clay as the core of our discipline, the Ceramics department aims to create a platform where students can also engage with other subjects and disciplines outside the field of ceramics and thus explore and go beyond the boundaries of the discipline with their sculptural and spatial work.
In its own separate workshop, the Ceramics department offers students an opportunity to develop practical, substantive and technical skills, and to mutually influence each other. In this environment, students receive a solid technical introduction to the ceramics process. This includes constructing shapes, making moulds, casting, turning and glazing. Students are encouraged to explore the possibilities of clay and other materials, employing the oldest and newest technologies alongside each other.
There is a constant interaction between experimentation, creation, reflection and conceptualisation among the students, lecturers and technicians in the communal workspace. Individual supervision and group discussions are used to share knowledge of the medium.
Plans are developed through focused assignments and the students' own initiatives, for which they must subsequently find an appropriate material translation. The department provides an environment in which students can experiment and replace the familiar with innovative art and forms of design.