Ceramics: Decorating Surfaces

When: Semester One: starts September 2021 on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Course Application Opening Date: 12th August 2021

Course Application Deadline: 19th September 2021

Course Fee: €240

Tutor: Luke Sisk

What is the course about?

This course familiarises the learner with surface treatment techniques and allows the learner to creatively develop and produce ideas with an emphasis on surface treatment and surface decoration. Throughout the course, students develop and experiment with various decoration and glazing techniques and processes most suited to their individual work. These include burnishing, scrafitto, plaster carving and lazertran. The course explores how different firing temperatures and processes impact on colouration and surface qualities.

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Tutor Profile

Luke Sisk graduated with a 1st Class Hons in Contemporary Applied Arts from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design in 2014. Luke has been selected for national and international exhibitions and exhibits regularly in local group shows.

Luke Sisk


These part-time, evening courses provide students with an opportunity to experience the potential of visual arts practice, through sustained engagement with materials, techniques, processes, research and art contexts.  Each course is an accredited module (5 credits) on the National Framework of Qualifications, where 60 credits equate to the workload of a full-time academic year on a degree programme.  It may be possible, therefore, to use these credits as part of one of our full-time programmes in the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art.  Students interested in pursuing this option should contact crawford.enquiries@mtu.ie and bear in mind that they would need to submit work for assessment at the end of the module.


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