Germany, Weimar

The Coloured Glaze for Architectural Ceramics

when 16 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

Architectural ceramics is one of the oldest building materials. This seminar sheds a light on its historical and contemporary utilisation and explores the creative potential of coloured glaze for ceramics through experimentation.

Since we are opposed to the ever-homogeneous colour palette of industrial mass products, we will instead explore a rich and diverse world of colour by experimenting with production methods.
Through your own series of experiments, you will design new glazes and acquire the basic knowledge for their production!

For this purpose, you will work in interdisciplinary teams consisting of students of architecture and geochemistry. Together you will examine the specific characteristics of the substances used for the glazes and create design concepts based on your findings. Each team will then develop their own ideas for recipes using design and chemical parameters and then check them in several test series.
The glazed test samples will display a vast array of new creations and constitute the basis of your own colour palette.

Course leader

Franziska Käuferle & Lorenz Kirchner

Target group

The course is suitable for BA/MA and PhD students with a background in architecture, urban planning, sociology, political science or a similar field.

Course aim

• Basic knowledge for the development of ceramic glazes
• Sensitization for the design of building materials
• Experimental and interdisciplinary work

Fee info

EUR 700: 2 weeks (90 hrs).

The course fee is 700 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: 2 weeks (90 hrs).

500 EUR for students.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar