The 'Craft: Glass and Ceramics programme' on Bornholm is rooted in the Danish design tradition, in which material-based ways of thinking and experimenting is an important part of the artistic basis for the design of artefacts in glass and ceramics.
The students work on a broad spectrum; from small batch production and working together with companies to conceptually unique works based on the students’ artistic skills.
The focal point of the study are the well-equipped, high-quality, ceramics and hot glass workshops. These workshops provide a unique framework for the students’ development of basic skills and artistic expression as well as a deep understanding of the materials. The programme emphasises the experimental aspect, provides space for ingenuity, and inspires the students to explore and develop new ideas across the materials.
The programme combines craftsmanship and thorough knowledge of techniques and materials with artistic decision-making and critical reflection about the student’s own process and product. The cross-disciplinary teaching in e.g. design history, communication, design methods, sustainability, and business are anchored in a larger independent project – preferably in collaboration with external partners. Students learn to collaborate in areas such as production, the artistic process, organisation of e.g. sales and exhibitions, and the operation of workshop facilities.
The programme qualifies the student for further studies at the Master’s level at home and abroad.