Ceramics I - 2nd semester
Date 15 Mar to 16 Jun 2021
Location Ar.Co - Quinta de São Miguel, Almada
Schedule Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10h30 to 13h00 | Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays from 14h00 to 16h30
Ceramics I is the core course of year 1. Evaluation of the participants’ progress is both continuous (the responsibility of each teacher) and formally confirmed, twice a year, with the presence of the head of department. A consistent and diversified body of work will become, all throughout the year, the students’ portfolio. Distinctive characteristics of Ceramics I in the second semester: different techniques in the work made with porcelain slip casting; molding with slab, with assembling and/or pilling; finishing with glazes and textures; firing in experimental kiln in the end of the school year; emphasis on experimentation and concentration as conditions of rigor and progress. Firing of the pieces takes place during classes so as to demonstrate how to handle the kiln and promote the participants’ autonomy in a near future.