This class is about designing and producing ceramic objects using a different process than the wheel.
During this class, you will get introduced to ceramics and mold making by designing your own ceramic tile (masterpiece) with clay and use it to create the plaster mold that will help you create as many copies as needed of the tile.
You will also get exposed to bisque, glazing and firing techniques and will be able to produce a series of tiles that put together will create a personalized pattern that you can hang on your wall or use it as a tray.
Day1: lecture: Process and examples
Creating the original masterpiece
Creating the mold
Day 2: Creating copies of original
Day 3: Sanding all pieces
Baking in the kiln
Day 4: Glazing pieces
baking in the kiln
Day 5: Exhibition
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
A notebook and a pencil
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
Asma Derouiche is a product designer and interdisciplinary student currently doing her masters in VCUarts in Qatar.
She has a passion for Art and Crafts. Her skills in model making using various medium like slip casting and resin casting have taken a major role in her current research towards bridging the gap between designers and craftsmen in Doha, Qatar
She taught Design Principles at primary schools in Tunisia for 2 years and Materials and Methods at a Design University which developed her passion for teaching and advancing her crafts.
She is currently researching and investigating "Made in Qatar” products, trying to find ways to leverage local crafts by Design.