Location: Çankırı / Level: Bachelor / Duration: 4 Years / Language of Instruction: Turkish / Mode of Study: Full Time, On-Site / Tuition Fee: 2.000 TL
Ceramic, one of the oldest known industries and dates back tens of thousands of years, is defined as very high temperature fired soil. Both its ancient and widespread nature and its being based on the combination of earth, water and fire give it the identity of a mysterious object as well as a technique: Some see ceramics as the truth of the earth, as fire reveals the essence and essence of everything. This ancient and sometimes mysterious space becomes the address of artistic pursuits, apart from being a bowl, a plate, a bathtub or a tile, following the industrial revolution. The artistic ceramics phenomenon, known as studio ceramics, which started with ceramic pots at the beginning of the 20th century, develops after 1950 to include sculptural works. After 1990, we see ceramics as a part of contemporary art practices ranging from installation to performance.
Higher education programs related to this branch have an important role in this transformation that ceramic art has experienced throughout the 20th century. These programs want to emphasize that this material is a modern industrial product while trying to keep the ceramic branch alive with its craft-based traditional aspect on the one hand, as we conceive of the 21st century. To these are added the handling of ceramics for purely artistic purposes, as is most typically encountered in the phenomenon called ceramic-sculpture. The basis under which all these are shaped is ceramic chemistry and technology. Therefore, ceramic education is a multidimensional medium where creative thinking is blended with functionality, design power with material knowledge and supported by art / design history and theory.