No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

EMA208 Ceramics 2 (8)


This subject continues the development of skills and understandings concerning the use of clay as well as looking at the way ceramics has been used throughout history.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: EMA208
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- construct forms using slab, coiled and moulded hand-building
- throw and turn bowls, vases and lidded forms on the wheel;
use a variety of decorative techniques when finishing work,
including, burnishing, sgraffito, fluting, faceting and wax
- stack and fire bisque and glaze firing;
- apply principles of health and safety in the use of materials
and equipment in the pottery workshop.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Clay preparation and storage. - Refining methods of construction. - Methods of decoration of clay. - Kilns and firing. - Workshop practice. - Ceramics throughout history.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.