with clay is a very ancient form of expression. Even the firing of
clay to make ceramics is a thousand year old art form.
The department aims to develop the creative expression of the students
using the tools of ceramics as well as expanding to the use of other
materials like plaster of Paris, glass, etc.
With pottery, function is a key point taken into consideration during
the creative process. The functionality of the ceramic as a design
subject is enhanced and stressed upon in the second year of the students.
Lecturers however use both pottery and creative sculpting to search
for new solutions and formulas to express current events and contemporary
Techniques like slab, coiling, press and molding, pinching are key
methods through which students get a better understanding of the material
they are working with.
Later on demand of the students personal themes can be worked on individually
or in groups. In their third year the students are introduced to the
Wheel. Using this mechanics they train themselves to work in harmony
with the wheel to produce vessels and sculptures with challenging
size. Through the formal and technical exploration of the clay, a
deeper understanding for independent thought, material and method
are fostered. Furthermore methods to developing functional and freely
expressive objects are demonstrated and explained.
The fourth year students are mostly researching materials for their
final thesis which at the end of the year has to be displayed. They
have already familiarized themselves with glazes and kiln processes.
This knowledge is then applied to give the required finish to their
Mr. Dabir Ahmad N.D. National College of Arts
Ms. Shazia Mirza B.
OF DEPARTMENT (Officating) Lecturer Ms.
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