Student Profiles

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:

Correlations Between Ceramic Processes and Art Therapy In her second year Katie noticed how engaging with different stages in ceramic processes could enable you to tap into different mind sets or emotional spaces such as, throwing being all consuming allowing little space for extraneous thoughts and the simplicity and repetitive nature of whittling allowing the mind to wonder onto other things. This recognition sparked the idea of finding correlations between ceramics processes and art therapy techniques. The most important question now is, if the final outcome of her studio practice can be enhanced by this knowledge, if ideas can be harnessed and developed further by understanding this relationship.

Katie Gamble. Correlations Between Ceramic Processes and Art Therapy ........................................................................ In her second year Katie noticed how engaging with different stages in ceramic processes could enable you to tap into different mind sets or emotional spaces such as, throwing being all consuming allowing little space for extraneous thoughts and the simplicity and repetitive nature of whittling allowing the mind to wonder onto other things. This recognition sparked the idea of finding correlations between ceramics processes and art therapy techniques. The most important question now is, if the final outcome of her studio practice can be enhanced by this knowledge, if ideas can be harnessed and developed further by understanding this relationship.

This term CSAD Level four students have begun a series of in depth process workshops comprising hand building with Claire Curneen, Matthew Thompson and Natasha Mayo, throwing techniques with Duncan Ayscough and plaster work with Caroline Taylor and Pauline Monkcom.

This term CSAD Level four students have begun a series of in depth process workshops comprising hand building with Claire Curneen, Matthew Thompson and Natasha Mayo, throwing techniques with Duncan Ayscough and plaster work with Caroline Taylor and Pauline Monkcom.

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WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!

…a new term begins, lets make every moment count because it does!

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Welcome First Year Ceramics Students

WELCOME FIRST YEAR BA CERAMICS STUDENTS FROM ALL OF US HERE AT THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CERAMICS WALES

Just think of all that potential!

Just think of all that potential!


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CSAD Magazine: Featured Student – Jude Gill

CSAD Magazine: Featured Artist - Jude Gill

CSAD Magazine: Featured Artist - Jude Gill

Click on the image above to read about Jude’s experience on the BA and Ma ceramic programmes at National Centre for Ceramics, Wales

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International Ceramics Festival: Festival Assistant Opportunity

ArtXchange Exhibition Seattle

Please click on the image above to read about our exciting Centre’s show in Seattle

http://www.artxchange.org/exhibit_detail.php?ExhibitID=52

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La Perdrix Day Two

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……..

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La Perdrix Day One

Nearly dinner....

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.\

Ben and his tarte fraise....with Jonathan's guidance!

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2nd Year La Perdrix Study Trip…..coming soon!

Once again we are taking a trip to La Perdrix in the Dordogne….to make and fire and eat and sing. Watch this space for regular updates! Click int he image to see a slideshow of previous visits.

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