Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After successfully completing this course, students should be able to expand or deepen their professional skills by participating international workshops in Finland or abroad.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 29.09.2022 - 01.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Nathalie Lautenbacher

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Responsible teacher Nathalie Lautenbacher / 0503844695

Teacher & workshop master  Tomi Pelkonen / 0505319982

Workshop teacher Roy Maayan /

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The content of the workshop varies according the theme. The workshop can include pre-assignment, an intensive teaching period, assignments in team or individually and critic session.

  • applies in this implementation


    Workshop 29.9.-1.10.2022 / 2 credits / Place: Ceramics studio J001, Väre G-floor, Aalto-University

    Sauna by the lakeside, rye bread, or makkara. Moomin, Angry Birds, Karhu or Alvar Aalto…

    –When we think of icons representing Finland, what comes first to mind?

    Israeli artist Roy Maayan will lead you to immerse yourself in the subject during a three-day workshop in the Aalto University ceramics studio, with technical support from ceramics studio master Tomi Pelkonen. The workshop will consist of hands-on clay work, where imagery of iconic items both from Israel and Finland will be played with. An exhibition of the outcomes will be displayed in Beta Space Gallery, opening on 6.10.2022. The course is organized by CoDe/the Program in Contemporary Design.



Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment methods vary and are based on the workshop theme and content.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Depends on the course workload.

    2 cr = 54 h

    10 cr = 270 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be announced

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Workshop information will be announced in INTO or by e-mail (only

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Summer

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Summer

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

    In WebOodi, or directly to the responsible teacher.



  • applies in this implementation

    Teacher of the workshop ROY MAAYAN is a potter and interdisciplinary artist. His work examines the social, political, geographical, and formal clay-making techniques, procedures, and methods. His artistic process involves the exploration of different materiality of clay through the insertion of novel substances, which are not traditionally affiliated with the ceramic world. Maayan collaborates regularly with artists of varied artistic forms and genres, exhibits, and lectures in different places around the globe. He holds a BFA in Ceramic Design from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem (2002), and an M.A. in Multidisciplinary Art Program from Tel Aviv University (2006).

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    Workshop schedule:

    Thursday 29.9. 2022 9:15-17:00 Introduction to the subject and studio work, ceramics studio J001 Väre                                                   

    Friday 30.9. 10:00-11:00 Roy Maayan, lecture: Collaborations around the world. Otakaari 1, U147 U5

    >17:00 studio work

    Saturday 1.10. 9:15-17:00 studio work

    Mon-Tuesday- Wednesday 3.-5.10. / firings

    Wednesday 5.10. 10:00-15:00 exposition building, Beta Space Gallery

    Thursday 6.10. 17:00-19:00 Opening of the exposition