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ART 253 - Raku Low-Fire Ceramics 2

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: ART 153  


This course is a continuation ART 153  Raku Low-Fire Ceramics 1. Students study low-firing processes concentrating on Raku firing, kiln design, kiln building and glaze composition. Students use their technical expertise to create more ambitious and individual forms.

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

  1. Devise an original glaze recipe from raw materials.
  2. Apply low-fire and Raku firing processes appropriately as they relate to individual aesthetic goals.
  3. Develop greater dexterity with clay as a medium.
  4. Create a series of unified work.
  5. Implement aesthetic approaches based in historical relevance as it relates to the individual’s personal style.
Listed Topics
  1. Raku
  2. Glaze technology and materials
  3. Clay materials and techniques
  4. Multicultural history of ceramic art
Reference Materials
Materials and books 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
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022
Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022

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