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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – CERAMICS

Ceramics – Core Module 1

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

OHS and Risk Management

(refer to Outcomes 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.4.2 on page 12)

the safe use and handling of hand, power and machine tools

the use of personal protective equipment in the workshop

elementary first aid procedures

safely use tools, materials and equipment

use personal protective equipment when working with materials, tools and machines

Materials

(refer to Outcomes 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

the properties and applications of clays including:

particle size and shrinkage rates

strength and stress

deficiencies of the clay body

workable range of moisture content

the properties and applications of glazes and associated decoration mediums in enhancing ceramics work including:

oxides

underglazes

glaze stains

consider clay working characteristics and properties when using clays in the production of practical projects

identify different clay types for hand-building and for wheelwork

describe the different forms of glaze application and use a range of glazes suitable for the chosen firing temperature

Equipment, Tools and Machines

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

a range of tools and equipment used for:

cutting and shaping

forming

firing

use tools in the production of practical projects

describe the differences between bisque and gloss kiln firing

make open forms on the pottery wheel

finish wheel-thrown forms by turning

Techniques

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.1 on pages 12–13)

measurement and sizing

a range of techniques to prevent projects from drying out while working on them prior to preparation for firing

forming processes including:

coil

pinch

slab

fabrication

press moulds

modelling

pottery wheel

surface decoration techniques including:

glazing

burnishing

stamping (impressing)

slip decoration

weigh materials accurately

measure and mark out clay and templates for projects

join clay parts of the same moisture content

join clay to minimise shrinkage of parts and stress

describe and use a range of forming processes in the production of practical projects

describe and use a range of surface decoration techniques

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