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 wheel throwing 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 course is a studio option under the fine arts major. It is the end of the first year sequence of Ceramics I-II.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Prerequisite for this course is ART 153 - "Ceramics I" or permission of instructor.
Development and understanding of basic wheel throwing techniques as they relate to functional and non-functional forms.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED