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Industrial Technology Years 7–10 Syllabus

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – CERAMICS

Ceramics – Core Module 2

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)

identified hazards in the work environment

principles of risk management

clean and hygienic work practices

safely use hand and power tools, materials, finishes and equipment

select and use personal protective equipment

Materials

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

the properties and applications of clays

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

consider the working characteristics of a number of commonly used clays when selecting and using clay for specific projects

select and prepare clays suitable for hand-building and wheelwork

select and use suitable glazes, decoration mediums and application techniques for projects

Equipment, Tools and Machines

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

the care and use of a range of tools and equipment

machines and equipment used for:

throwing, rolling and extruding clays

firing

reclaiming clays

select and use suitable hand tools for projects

care for hand tools, machines and equipment

use machines and equipment for throwing, rolling and extruding clay

identify differences between earthenware and stoneware kiln firing

use plug mills to reclaim clays

Techniques

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

forming processes including:

coil

pinch

slab

press mould

modelling

pottery wheel

combinations of these

surface decoration techniques

use a variety of forming processes to produce practical projects

make cylindrical and closed forms and finish these forms when throwing or by turning

select and use surface decorations appropriate to individual projects

Links to Industry

(refer to Outcomes 5.5.1, 5.7.2 on page 13)

traditional, current, new and emerging technologies that relate to the ceramics industry

the relationships between careers and industries in ceramics

compare elementary industrial technologies and studio production techniques with classroom experiences

relate mass-production techniques to work in the classroom

describe different study paths and career paths within the ceramics industry and analyse the relationships between them

Design

(refer to Outcomes 5.2.1, 5.5.1, 5.6.1 on pages 12–13)

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