Course Title: Ceramics: Wheelforming

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Ceramics: Wheelforming

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Chris Sanders

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3865

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 4.B.1

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.

Course Description

This course is focused around developmental approaches to ceramics within a Fine Art context.  It develops skills in the use of the potter’s wheel  when used as a tool for constructing both functional and non functional objects.  Students will acquire knowledge of health and safety issues and an appropriate understanding of kiln firing and management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will develop competencies and gain a broad understanding of techniques and processes for constructing both functional and  non functional objects within a fine Art context, using the potter’s wheel as a primary tool of production.  Students will also gain knowledge of the history of wheel thrown ceramics through studio based lectures.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is primarily studio based supported by slide lectures, practical demonstrations and class exercises.  Students will be required to  participate in learning activities through practical exercises and individual research to gain an in depth understanding of the subject.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be required to access library resources.

Overview of Assessment

Students will make a folio presentation at the end of semester, representing work competed for all assignments as per assignment criteria.