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Ceramics Facilities, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton

Ceramics Facilities

Ceramics Facilities

Wolverhampton School of ArtFacilities / Ceramics Facilities

The Ceramics facilities at Wolverhampton are among the best equipped in the country. Our BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics and MA Design and Applied Arts (Ceramics) students have the opportunity to experience a broad range of techniques to realise their creative aspirations.

  • Our purpose built workshop includes:
    ◆ Throwing area with Roderveld wheels
    ◆ Slab roller and extruder
    ◆ Plaster workshops
    ◆ Slip casting facilities
    ◆ Facilities for jigger and jollying
    ◆ Glaze laboratory
    ◆ Kiln areas
    ◆ Architectural ceramics area where students can develop large scale work with green brick
  • 14 Kilns, including:
    ◆ 3 gas fired,
    ◆ 2 laser
    ◆ 1 large gas
    ◆ 2 large electric trolley kilns
    ◆ 1 electric gradient test kiln
  • Outdoor kiln area:
    ◆ 2 Raku kilns
    ◆ An area for alternative pit and sawdust firing.
  • Other facilities:
    ◆ 3D Computer-Aided Design suite and studios
    ◆ Printmaking facilities used to extend surface applications
    ◆ Plaster model and mould-making workshops allow forms to be realised in plaster

3D Printing with clay

A demonstration of our latest 3D printing technology in operation – one of the many outstanding facilities we have in Wolverhampton.

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Study with us

We offer both undergaraduate and postgraduate courses in Ceramics:

The BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics course encourages students to develop approaches to practice based on ‘thinking through making’ where learning takes place through direct, responsive engagement with materials and processes, combining tacit knowledge of skills and craft with curiosity, speculation and reflection. 

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The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider your current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development. The aim is to provide a framework that will guide your enquiry within your subject specialism.

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