ARTS 3830: Ceramic Sculpture

4 Credits

Have you completed Introduction to Ceramics and would like to continue learning more and exploring hand-building techniques and methods with clay? Are you interested in learning more about clay and glaze chemistry and firing kilns? Are you interested in developing a more personal and expressive creative language with clay? This intermediate ceramic sculpture course further explores technical, historical craft traditions, and contemporary conceptual trends in ceramics. Your instructor's class demonstrations and expertise will help you learn advanced hand-building skills. You will focus on creating dynamic clay artwork ranging in forms but not limited to hand-built ceramic vessels and sculptural forms. 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 with glazing. You will learn how ceramic sculptural artists in the past and present use clay to speak to issues centered on the environment, global issues of equality and social justice, figurative sculpture, and installation art and more. prereq: ARTS 1801

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