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Creative Craft (Ceramics) - Level 2

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  • Length 7 hours per week for 18 weeks
  • Study Short Course
  • Location Rye Hill Campus
  • Price Cat A: Free; Cat B: £299; Cat C: £362 Course Cost Categories

Qualification Gained

NCFE L2 Certificate in Creative Craft (Ceramics)

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More about the course

This is an exciting 18 week course where you will hone your skills by responding to a brief and create your own ceramic piece. The course will take you through the creative process of researching, designing, testing, glazing, making, presenting, and evaluating your work. In addition to practical based teaching, you will be encouraged to research ceramicists and artists to inspire your creative responses to the brief and gain knowledge of financing software and making costs.

By the end of the course, you will have created a refined final piece which will be the result of excellent planning, testing and professionally documented for your portfolio.

You will learn in our state-of-the-art Ceramics studio in the Mandela building which is one of the largest ceramics studios in the Northeast of England and boasts three separate rooms for hand building, throwing and glazing. Excellent resources such as a gas and electric kiln; two spray booths in the glaze room; a large selection of ready mixed glazes as well as extensive raw materials for glaze mixing will enable you to create desired finishes.

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What can I do with a qualification in Art and Design

Daily tasks:

  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc..
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
  • Onceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.

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Daily tasks:

  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.

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Daily tasks:

  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.
  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products.
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.

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Daily tasks:

  • Manages health and safety and carries out design stage risk assessments.
  • Evaluates and advises on refurbishment, recycling and deconstruction of buildings.
  • Administers contracts and certification and manages project handover.
  • Monitors compliance with design, statutory and professional requirements, undertakes stage inspections.
  • Prepares and presents design proposals and manages and coordinates design team.
  • Advises on environmental, regulatory and legal requirements and assesses environmental impact.
  • Advises clients on methods of project procurement and forms of contract.
  • Develops construction project briefs and design programmes.

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Daily tasks:

  • Writes reports for funding bids and planning authorities and acts as expert witness.
  • Examines accident 'backspots' to improve road safety.
  • Assesses schemes to manage traffic such as congestion charging and parking controls.
  • Forecasts the impact on traffic and transport of new developments (e.g. shopping centre).
  • Records, monitors and reports progress.
  • Identifies defects in work and proposes corrections.
  • Regularly inspects and monitors progress and quality of work, ensures legal requirements are met.
  • Hires and may supervise site staff, establishes temporary site offices, takes delivery of materials.
  • Plans work schedules for construction projects based on prior discussion with architects, surveyors etc..
  • Assembles information for invoicing at the end of projects.

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Daily tasks:

  • Checks that completed work conforms to specifications.
  • Issues development permits as authorised.
  • Surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority.
  • Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect.
  • Prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors.
  • Investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use.

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Daily tasks:

  • Measures, cuts, pins, sews and trims fabrics to make curtains, cushions, loose covers and similar soft furnishings.
  • Replaces covering, padding, webbing or springs to repair upholstered furniture.
  • Encases bed springs and padding with selected covering material by hand or machine stitching and fits castors where required.
  • Operates machine to compress padded spring assemblies and inserts them into mattress covers.
  • Pins sections of coverings together, joins by sewing and inserts trims, braids and buttons as required and fits upholstery unit to frame.
  • Pads springs and secures padding by stitching, stapling, tacking, etc..
  • Tacks and staples or otherwise secures webbing to furniture frame.
  • Measures frame to be covered or examines drawings or other specifications and cuts material with shears, knife or scissors.

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Daily tasks:

  • Applies decorative designs and finishes to glassware, optical glass and ceramic goods by grinding, smoothing, polishing, cutting, etching, dipping, painting or transferring patterns or labels.
  • Cuts and joins unfired stoneware pipes to form junctions and gullies, moulds sealing bands on clay pipes, prepares and joins porcelain or earthenware components and assists crucible makers and stone workers with their tasks.
  • Throws, casts and presses clay by hand or machine to form pottery, stoneware or refractory goods such as bricks, crucibles, ornaments, sanitary furnishings, saggars, cups, saucers, plates and roofing tiles.
  • Makes models and moulds from moulding clay and plaster for use in the making and casting of pottery and other ceramic goods.
  • Makes artificial eyes, laminated glass sheets or blocks, glass fibre tissue, wool, filament and matting, marks optical lenses and assembles rimless spectacles.
  • Uses hand tools and operates machinery to heat, bend, shape, press, drill and cut glass.

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