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ARTS 130 - Ceramics I

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours:

This course includes instruction in the basic materials, techniques, and aesthetics of working in clay. Studio work consists of forming, decorating and glazing hand built pottery and sculpture and an introduction to basic techniques of throwing on the potter’s wheel.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Apply ceramic techniques. 

  1. Create a pinch pot. 
  2. Create coil construction. 
  3. Create slab construction. 

Goal 2:  Compare clay bodies. 

  1. Examine earthenware bodies. 
  2. Examine stoneware bodies. 
  3. Examine porcelain bodies.  

Goal 3:  Examine glazes. 

  1. Compare hi-fire and low-fire glazing. 
  2. Apply etching. 
  3. Apply burnishing. 
  4. Apply colored slip.
  5. Apply wax resist. 

Goal 4:  Demonstrate the basics of rendering on the wheel. 

  1. Create a cylinder. 
  2. Create a cup. 
  3. Create a bowl. 
  4. Create a vase. 
  5. Create a tureen with fitted lid.
  6. Create a teapot from wheel-thrown shapes. 

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