Presents problems in the design and production of functional and non-functional ceramic works. Includes hand building the potter's wheel and clays and glazes. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of the ceramic course is to introduce the student to the various techniques utilized in studio pottery to make the student aware of relationships between the artist potter and ceramic industry and to prepare the student for further study in ceramics. Emphasis will be on craftsmanship and creativity with special attention given to total concept from idea to finished product. The is a studio option under the fine arts major. It is the beginning of the first year sequence of Ceramics I-II.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
A basic understanding of three-dimensional form.
Development and understanding of the various hand building techniques as they relate to functional and non-functional forms. Study of basic glaze and clay formulation.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
Introduction to wheel throwing