This class will give you the skills to manage your ceramics studio processes for small-scale production. This course focuses on the process required for the smooth and efficient running of a small studio or an individual’s production within a shared studio.
The course will begin with clay management including types of clay, mixing, storing, recycling and preparing clay. Week 2 will cover tool types as well as choosing, sourcing and testing glazes. The third week is focused on kilns including some history as well as loading and firing techniques. The final week will introduce some of the economic considerations involved with studio ceramics including costs, pricing and choosing methods of production.
The subjects covered include:
Xavier Modoux is a Swiss-trained ceramicist with eight years of formal training, covering all aspect of ceramic production. Commencing his studies at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Geneva and then the Haute Ecole des Arts Appliquées, Xavier went on to become the inaugural studio director and technical advisor for the Ateliers Céramique in Carouge. During this time, he worked with renowned international artists and the triennial festival, Parcours Céramique.
Xavier has exhibited in Europe, Asia and Australia since 1998 and immigrated to Australia in 2002.