Ceramics is a semester course in which students explore a broad range of techniques and approaches to art through hand built and some wheel thrown clay. Students learn to approach ceramic artwork as both functional and decorative sculptural objects. Development of technical skills and artistic vocabulary include scoring, slipping, hand building (slab, coil, and pinch techniques), wheel throwing, bisque firing, and glazing. Well thought out forms and designs, along with good craftsmanship are emphasized. Students are also required to keep a personal folder for sketches and study specific artists, cultures, and art historical movements. Additionally, the students write and critique their process and finished work.
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