»The Coloured Glaze for Architectural Ceramics«


Discover the creative potential of architectural ceramics!

Architectural ceramics is one of the oldest building materials in architecture. This course will give you an exciting insight into its historical and current use in architectural practice. In a series of hands-on experiments, you will get the opportunity to explore the great creative design potential of coloured glazes yourself!

Individual colour palette instead of industrial mass production

Many glaze recipes have been lost in the last decades. What remains is a uniform colour palette of industrial mass production. In this course, we will explore together the rich and varied colour world of architectural ceramics by means of experimental procedures. During the course, you will create new glazes by conducting your own test series and learn the necessary basics for their production.

An interdisciplinary approach for a holistic perspective


In interdisciplinary teams of students from architecture, art, design, and geochemistry, we work together to examine and develop the characteristic qualities of the glaze ingredients. Based on our findings, we will develop fitting design concepts. Each team develops its own recipe ideas using both design and chemical parameters and tests them in several series of experiments.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, you will have acquired a holistic approach to the broad design potential of architectural ceramic glazes. You will know about the background of the geochemical composition, the technique of application in practice and, last but not least, the design aspects of use. A multitude of newly created coloured glazes for architectural ceramic are the tangible course outcome – the basis for your very own individual colour palette!

The course is designed for students in the fields of Architecture, Art and Design, Geotechnology, (Applied) Geosciences, Mineralogy, and Materials Science.

Franziska Käuferle

  • since 2018 | Co-worker in the family-owned architectural office
  • 2013-2017 | Collaboration with Bruno Fioretti Marquez Architects in Berlin
  • 2014-2017 | Master of Architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin
  • 2009-2013 | Bachelor of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich and Artesis Antwerp


Lorenz Kirchner

  • since 2018 | Scientific collaboration with Professor Mario José Gutiérrez Marquez, Bauhaus-Universität-Weimar
  • 2015 - 2018 | Co-worker in the office Pool Architekten, Zurich
  • 2010 - 2015 | Collaboration in the office of Bruno Fioretti Marquez Architekten, Berlin
  • 2009 - 2011 | Self-employed activity, realisation Casa Bellando, Liguria
  • 2009 - 2010 | Scientific Author, "Urban Planning for Mussolini", Editor Prof. Harald Bodenschatz
  • 2006 - 2007 | Student assistant, Chair of Design and Construction Prof. Donatella Fioretti and Prof. Luis Feduchi
  • 2005 - 2006 | Working student at the Artgineering office, Rotterdam
  • 2004 - 2005 | Erasmus Scholarship TU-Delft, Netherlands
  • 2001 - 2008 | Architectural studies TU-Berlin

1. Online Registration

In order to register, please complete our registration form.

2. Documents

Please submit the following documents by 1 May 2020 as a pdf file via email.

  • Curriculum vitae (max. two pages)
  • English language certificate: at least level B1 or comparable
  • Letter of motivation: Why did you choose this course? - max. 500 words

Please note the following points:

  • Only one pdf file (max. 5 MB)
  • Email with subject »Application [COURSE TITLE]«
  • Name of PDF file »[COURSE TITLE]_family name_first Name«
ONLY COMPLETE AND CORRECTLY NAMED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED!

3. Selection Process

All applicants will receive admission notification by 1 June 2020 via e-mail. In case of a positive answer you will receive the invoice simultaneously which you will have to pay within 10 days. If applicants fail to do this, places will be given to others on the waiting list.

If you need a VISA, we recommend you to get informed now about the requirements and to make an appointment with the German embassy in your home country.

A maximum of 25 applicants will be selected to participate in this course.

»The Coloured Glaze for Architectural Ceramics«

22 August - 03 September 2021
3 Credit Points (ECTS)

700 EUR regular fee
500 EUR reduced fee
300 EUR BUW fee

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We are very much looking forward to welcoming you next year. Registration and application for our summer courses will be possible as of January 2021 at the latest. If you have questions, always feel very welcome to contact us at any time!
With regard to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and worldwide, the difficult but necessary decision was made to cancel this year's Bauhaus Summer School. Please find more information on our COVID-19 page.

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