On 28 June 2016 at the DE Gallery, 23 Year 1 Product Design and Innovation (PDI) students and 7 staff participated in a ceramic workshop conducted by ceramic artists, Kenneth Lau and Lee Huiwen from Studio Asobi. During the workshop, the participants learned about the general material properties of ceramics and the necessary manufacturing techniques of ceramics for products.
All the participants were required to put into practice what they have learned by making a small ceramic item at the end of the workshop.
This workshop bridged theory to application and real life learning for the participants. Students applied the theories from the modules “Materials & Design Applications 1” and “Manufacturing Processes” in making ceramics in this workshop. Staff benefited from the workshop because the 2 experts highlighted the nuances of the manufacturing process that affected the properties of the ceramics. In conclusion, it has been a fruitful learning experience for all the participants.