Covering personal expression, a chosen method of production and the realities of the market, this program is indeed an ambitious one. Using a material and technique of choice, artisans must create, fabricate and share works of produced objects. The manner in which the program is structured reflects the ongoing relationship between creation and the management of the resulting object.
This specialization trains individuals to become artisans specialized in working with clay and capable of creating or designing original pieces that serve a utilitarian or decorative purpose or are simply the result of artistic expression. These pieces can be produced either as unique individual works or in multiple copies.
Ceramics artisans create or design works of art or products, make plaster moulds and various clay, stonewear or porcelain pieces using turning, shaping or moulding techniques, bake these pieces, make ceramic bodies and glazes and complete surface treatments.
They also perform many tasks related to managing production as well as their workshop or business, and are responsible for managing their careers. In most cases, their work can be broken down into the following process: plan production, ensure availability of materials, tools and any other required equipment, prepare the workshop for production, create pieces, bake pieces, ensure the quality of production, package and deliver finished works and carry out administrative duties related to production.
The skills acquired as part of the program enable graduates to work as ceramics artisans in different sectors of economic activity and evolve as independent professionals.