Ceramics

Courses:
Ceramics I (course# 6381/6391)
Students learn basic hand-building techniques and glazing processes. Included are the composition and general characteristics of clay bodies, safe studio practices, craftmanship, and surveys of significant styles in pottery and ceramic sculpture. An introduction to the wheel may be presented. Ceramics 1B focuses on sculptural processes using a variety of materials and techniques. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journal writing.

  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • No repeats for credit

Ceramics II (course # 6383/6393)
Students create original artwork inspired by natural and historically significant ceramic forms. Students study the formulation and firing characteristics of basic glazes, additional techniques for throwing on the pottery wheel, kiln theory, craftsmanship and safe studio practices. Students apply decoration techniques such as using overglazes, underglazes, and patina methods and learn to stack and monitor the kiln.

  • Prerequisite: Ceramics/Sculpture 1 A/B
  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • No repeats for credit

Ceramics III (course #6385/6386)
Students study the works of contemporary potters and sculptors in terms of form, finish, and conceptual statement. Students create a series of forms that reflect a common source or theme. They combine hand-made and wheel-thrown clay forms to create pottery or sculpture that reflects personal meaning. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling. Group critiques are conducted. Health hazards are reviewed.

  • Prerequisite: Ceramics/Sculpture 2 A/B
  • 0.5 credit per semester
  • Fine Arts Credit
  • Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • No repeats for credit

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