Ceramics students will investigate the potential of clay as a means of discovering strengths, personal sensibilities and giving expression to a new range of experiences. The focus of this course is to master throwing on the potters’ wheel while providing a foundation in a variety of processes including hand building, modeling, and glazing. Some assignments will be supported by art historical introduction and discussions centered on contemporary ceramic artists.
Second Year of Study: In this course students will develop more advanced technical skills with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and design. In addition, second year students will be given an introduction to glaze formulation and kiln firing. Students must have an average of B- or higher in Ceramics I in order to advance.
Third Year of Study: This course requires more advanced expressive and technical skill with a focus on personal exploration supported by topical discussions of contemporary and historical ceramics. During this year of study, students are expected to create a body of work that is unified in direction, significant in degree of growth, innovative in its solutions and personal in expression. Students must have an average of B- or higher in Advanced Ceramics in order to advance.