In the beginning of the first period, I went to the new ceramics workshop in Väre to ask for a working permit. There was a ceramics class going on at that time. I’ve been interested in ceramics course since I tried out ceramics by myself in May. I asked the teacher if I could attend the course and luckily there was still a free spot. Until later on, I realized the course was ‘Manufacturing Technologies and Materials in Studio Production’ and taught in Finnish for undergraduate students in Design Program. Kindly, the teachers gave me instructions in English separately. We learned all the basic skills of ceramics works. It included how to throw on the wheel, hand build sculpture, experiment on glaze and so on.
The course was quite intensive, four contact days per week and one day for the independent work. The course provided us knowledge and skills for ceramics. I learned step by step and the teachers were there in the studio from Monday to Thursday to demonstrate skills and provide guidance. Therefore, I had the chance to correct the mistakes immediately and explore more and further.
In the end of October, the ceramics works created by the design students have been exhibited in Väre exhibition space on second floor. The works are amazing.
With profound workshop resources in Aalto University. Bachelor’s Program of Design provides precious chances for students to work with different physical materials, such as ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fabric and etc.
Aalto University will start an English program of Design next year, 3-year Bachelor of Art and 2-year Master of Art. International students are welcome to apply from Jan 9-23, 2019.
More information about the program:
Workshops in Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Creative Sustainability, Design