Mar 28, 2023
ART 137 - Ceramics 1
5 Studio Hours
This is an introductory course in ceramics. Students learn the proper use of tools and techniques to create 3-dimensional works through this very plastic medium. Slab and coil construction, wheel throwing, glazing and firing are studied
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify tools, techniques, materials, and processes used in making ceramic objects.
- Demonstrate the ability to make finished ceramic objects using the tools, techniques, materials and processes studied.
- Employ aesthetically sensitive glazing techniques.
- Translation of original ideas through various clay making processes used to create finished ceramic objects
- Materials and techniques used in various aspects of the clay and ceramics media
- Glaze application on pieces made by the student to produce a finished product
Recommended texts or suggested readings:
- Pottery on the Wheel, Woody
- Finding One’s Way with Clay, P. Berenshohn
- Hands in Clay, C. Speight
- New Ceramics, E. Lewenstein
- Ceramics Design, J. Kenny
- Ceramics, A Potter’s Handbook, G. Nelson
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006
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