ARTS3820: Ceramic: Wheel Throwing

4 Credits

Have you completed Introduction to Ceramics and would like to continue learning intermediate wheel throwing techniques and methods with clay? Are you interested in developing a more refined skill set to create functional ceramics? This course focuses on learning intermediate technical processes on the wheel and incorporating some hand-building strategies. This course will examine diverse historical craft traditions to contemporary conceptual trends in ceramics to inspire artistic modes of working with clay. Your instructor's class demonstrations and expertise will help you learn intermediate wheel throwing skills built on the foundational wheel throwing skills from ARTS 1801 Introduction to Ceramics. You will focus on creating a range of functional ceramics that reflect and recognize the value of the strong history of diverse global pottery traditions, makers, and cultures. This course will emphasize the refinement of craftsmanship, creative and conceptual thinking, and the development of individual creative expression with clay. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of clay and glaze chemistry, kiln firing, and surface activation. Also, we will examine a diverse spectrum of historical and contemporary ceramic artists and how their work sustains valuable traditions and aesthetics, expanding the contemporary field of ceramics. prereq: ARTS 1801

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