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ART 137 - Ceramics 1

Credits: 3
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
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify tools, techniques, materials, and processes used in making ceramic objects.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to make finished ceramic objects using the tools, techniques, materials and processes studied.
  3. Employ aesthetically sensitive glazing techniques.
Listed Topics
  1. Translation of original ideas through various clay making processes used to create finished ceramic objects
  2. Materials and techniques used in various aspects of the clay and ceramics media
  3. Glaze application on pieces made by the student to produce a finished product
Reference Materials
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

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Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006

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