Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

ART 153 - Raku Low-Fire Ceramics 1

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours


This is an introductory course in ceramics focusing on Raku and other low-fire methods. Students learn the proper use of tools and techniques to create three-dimensional works with clay. Pinch, coil, slab and wheel throwing methods along with Raku glazing and firing are studied.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify tools, techniques, materials and processes used in making ceramic objects.
  2. Create finished ceramic objects.
  3. Employ aesthetically sensitive decorative techniques involving Raku glaze application and reduction methods.
  4. Distinguish between the historic origins of Raku and other low fire methods and the contemporary applications of these techniques.
Listed Topics
  1. Cultural and historic origins of Raku and other low fire techniques
  2. Low firing clay bodies
  3. Glaze application
  4. Raku and electric kiln firing techniques
  5. Methods of reduction
  6. Group or individual critiques
  7. Kiln set up
Reference Materials
Materials and textbooks as required by instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022

Course and Section Search

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)