3D Design (Ceramics) BTEC Level 1 Award at Kendal College
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to explore the creative potential of clay and associated making techniques and to experiment with a range of decorative processes.
This unit is designed to introduce the learner to ceramics and to encourage them to investigate the creative potential of clay and associated materials and techniques. They will be introduced to the idea of experimenting with different making and decorating techniques and to experience the basic processes of making, decorating and firing. Ceramics includes a wide range of processes and production methods ranging from the studio potter creating one-off items to commercial mass-produced items. This unit will also encourage the learner to investigate these processes and to research contemporary or historical ceramic artists.
- Be able to investigate the properties and characteristics of ceramic materials
- Be able to use clay making and building techniques
- Be able to develop decorating techniques using slips and glazes
- Be able to work safely and responsibly with ceramic materials.
An eagerness to learn new skills and develop and build upon prior knowledge. To be open to new ideas and a keenness to respond to own research. A desire to produce ceramic objects from own designs, using knowledge gained from workshops and through thorough research and recording, during classroom activities and directed study.
This course/unit is assessed through work in the learners’ portfolios and final outcomes. Basic evidence of experimenting with and exploring making and building techniques, using different clays, is essential. Experimental pieces should be fired and kept as evidence for assessment. The learner must show experience and development of different decorating techniques using slips and glazes. They should be encouraged to keep a working sketchbook or file which contains notes, annotations, drawings, sketches etc of the basic processes of making and decorating techniques. This could also include simple and appropriate annotation on health and safety.
This Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award provides an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment in a particular vocational sector.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.