As part of the run up to the degree show 2013 , we have documented the themes and debates confronted by our students at the beginning of their final year on the undergraduate programme. These ideas may change or become more defined in later practice but stay posted for examples of the thinking taking place in the ceramics department this autumn term:
…a new term begins, lets make every moment count because it does!
WELCOME FIRST YEAR BA CERAMICS STUDENTS FROM ALL OF US HERE AT THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CERAMICS WALES
Click on the image above to read about Jude’s experience on the BA and Ma ceramic programmes at National Centre for Ceramics, Wales
Another superlative meal last night…courtesy of Jonathan, Rhiannon and Ben! It was good to see Ben’s sliptrailing skills put to good use with salted caramel.
This morning began with Mick’s handbuilding demo….it’s only day 3 and we are already feeling the pressure of time, it’s going to take some effort to get everything done before it’s time to go home! Maybe we need to make some faster than light neutrinos.
As I write this I can hear the bang bang thud thud of the large coils being made in the workshop, combined with a lot of laughter!
Let’s see what the rest of the day holds……..
After a fine evening meal and a good night’s sleep everybody was ready for a hard days work. The morning was spent making saggars for primitive firing and after lunch everyone was divided into teams to design and build different kilns for our firing spectacular on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as competition is fierce designs are being kept secret until the kilns are constructed…but suffice to say there has been much mucky work and hilarity…and some darn fine ideas have emerged and an exciting week awaits us. The sun has shone, Jude has swum and Jonathan, Ben and Rhiannon are cooking up a storm in the kitchen.\