Designing a product involves an understanding of the processes involved that are most appropriate in the final creation of the product form. It is more than an exercise in concept generation or form generation. The development of the final product involves thorough understanding of the availability of suitable materials, selecting a feasible manufacturing process amongst the vast range of alternatives.
To select an appropriate process for an effective and efficient design, the designer should be able to critically understand the possibilities as well as the limitations of each process.
Processing ceramic material, although one of the oldest manufacturing processes, continues to be preferred technique for form exploration in the preliminary stages of product simulation. The low cost of the raw materials and the process seems to be the primary reason for this.
This course ‘Introduction to Ceramic Processes’ is an introductory course to the basic processes that a designer can use for simulating design concepts around product form, that are either symmetric about an axis or that can be extruded.
The course introduces simple ‘Do it yourself’ techniques in generating different shapes and forms. The course is comprehensive with the basic ceramic processing techniques like roto-forming and extrusion with the use of simple templates, fixtures made from available materials.
The course ensures fascinating exploration of form through ceramics.