Simple firing technique in ceramics for second cycle institution

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Although most teachers teach ceramics, very few of them are able to preserve the students works as they do to the other art works. Some of the students’ works are unique and need to be preserved but surprisingly they are left in the bone dry, fragile state to break. Some of such pieces are re-cycled whilst others are swept from the art rooms into bins. The effect of this attitude of teachers is the disinterest which students show in clay-work because they see it as valueless. Most of the teachers interviewed in the preliminary enquiry about firing complained of lack of funds and technical knowhow for the construction of kilns. To them firing cannot be made possible without conventional kilns. The schools w1tb kilns do firing about once in a year, following the same firing procedure without any variation.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Art Education, 1989