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Ceramics: Processes and Techniques

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  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    22nd September 2020.

Admission Requirements:

Students are not required to have any previous experience. This course is accredited so an 80% attendance is required to be eligible for assessment.

Course summary

This course offers an introduction to ceramics and the ceramic facilities at the College. Students are introduced to different types of clay, their properties and uses, relevant terminology and functions. Students learn the techniques involved in the preparation of clay such as wedging and kneading along with procedures for forming, building and firing clay. Students learn how to build pots and sculptural work using pinching, coiling, slab building, mold work and extrusion. They also explore various decoration and glazing techniques to produce a series of finished pieces. Health and safety and environmental considerations as they apply to ceramics are also explored in detail i.e. use of appropriate equipment and tools, storage and disposal of materials. Employing a range of processes, students use clay as a material for creative exploration and development of ideas.


CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

All part-time programmes at CIT CCAD will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.


Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


Course fee of €240 must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


This course is offered by the CIT CCAD Department of Fine Art & Applied Art, and is located at the Sharman Crawford Street Campus, Cork.Tuesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm - Semester One
Lecturer: Luke Sisk


Module Title: Ceramics (Introduction)



CIT: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.


Students have an opportunity to submit their work for assessment should they wish to gain the CIT: Single Module Certification for this course.



Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.

  • Online application will open on 10th August for course commencing September 2020.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €240 online if a place on a course is offered.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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Course Enquiries, please email Luke Sisk

Request a Paper Application Form, please email:
021 4335220