COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Designing in Clay and Plaster
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ID 330
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to provide students tree dimensional designing and modeling with plaster and clay and it also provide students the basic knowledge and skill of practice to produce ceramic objects by freehand and industrial methods.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to do hand forming by using clay as plastic material.
  • Student will be able to practice the methods of modeling with clay as a three dimensional forming material.
  • Student will be able to study with alternative production techniques and different materials
  • Student will be able to produce a final product using clay.
  • Student will be able to improve knowledge and design culture by preparing presentation on a designer specialized on ceramic objects.
Course Description In this course students are learning and practicing three dimensional designing and forming with clay material and even they are designing and producing functional ceramic objects by themselves.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction on Clay Art History from Neolitic Period to the Present ; different examples PETERSON, Susan (2009). Working With Clay, çev: Sevim ÇİZER, Karakalem Kitabevi Yayınları.
2 Introduction on Clay building and forming techniques with examples. PETERSON, Susan (2009). Working With Clay, çev: Sevim ÇİZER, Karakalem Kitabevi Yayınları.
3 Types of the body; Terra Cotta Red Clay, White and Buff Earthenware, Stoneware, Porcelain, Bone China, Grog and Fire Clays. None
4 Methods of shaping, forming and building; preparing the clay (kneading, wedging etc.) ATKIN, Jacqui(2005).Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed, Publisher: Barron's Educational Series First Edition.
5 Hand shaping; pinching ATKIN, Jacqui(2005).Handbuilt Pottery Techniques Revealed, Publisher: Barron's Educational Series First Edition.
6 Hand shaping: coil building None
7 Coil making, object making by coil building COBB, Sunshine(2018). Mastering Hand Building Techniques, tips and tricks for slabs, coils and more, Publisher: Voyageur Pres.
8 Examples of by coil building None
9 Coil making, object making by coil building SENTENCE, Bryan( 2004 ). Ceramics a world guide to traditional techniques, Publisher: Thames & Hudson.
10 Hand shaping: slab building ROBINSON, Jim- MARSH Ian (2010 ).Ceramic Handbook Slab Techniques, Publisher: American Ceramic Society-Copublisher A&C Black.
11 Designing a functional object by slab building MINOGUE,Coll(2008).Slab-built ceramics, Publisher: Crowood Press
12 Designing a functional object by slab building FIELDHOUSE, Murray(1952). Ceramic Skill books, Publisher: W.& G. Foyle Ltd.
13 Designing a functional object by slab building None
14 Presentations on a designer or an artist who is using clay None
15 Semester Review None
16 Discussion and evaluation of projects, presentations, tasks
Course Notes/Textbooks

PETERSON, Susan (2009). Working With Clay, çev: Sevim ÇİZER, Karakalem Kitabevi Yayınları.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Working with Clay; Susan Peterson, Modeling and Ceramics: Techniques and Materials; Barry Midglay, Phaidon, Ten Thousand Years of Pottery; Emmanuel Cooper.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
2
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
2
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
-
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
Study Hours Out of Class
3
2
6
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
8
Presentation / Jury
1
4
Project
2
12
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
2
15
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

X
2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

X
3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

X
4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

X
5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

X
6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

X
7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently

X
13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest