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Course Catalog

Introductory Ceramics

A basic introduction to global ceramic artistic traditions as well as clay forming techniques, processes and materials. The course introduces the elements of art and three dimensional form with an emphasis on functional work and an understanding of historical and traditional ceramic forms and surface decoration. Students will explore processes such as wheel throwing and handbuilding as well as ceramic surface and firing. Assignments also require students to work independently outside of class hours and participate in research about historical ceramics traditions, contemporary ceramic artists. They will also participate in art, artist lectures and gallery visits. Demonstration, critique and focused studio practice are primary methods of instruction.

Core Curriculum Designation: EI
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0