Ceramics

Get dirty and play with clay. Learn to approach ceramic artwork as both functional and decorative sculptural objects. Students explore a broad range of ceramic techniques and approaches to art through hand built and wheel thrown clay. Development of technical skills and artistic vocabulary include scoring, slipping, hand building (slab, coil, and pinch techniques), wheel throwing, bisque firing, painting, and glazing, plus the endless alternative possibilities involved with clay. Course includes discussions of noted ceramicists, cultures, and art historical movements.