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|Description - |
|Laboratory practice in throwing advanced forms on the potter's wheel, combining hand-built and wheel-thrown forms, glazing these forms, and understanding kiln loading and firing procedures.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- demonstrate competency in creating advanced hand-built forms.
- demonstrate technical competency in throwing advanced forms on the potter's wheel
- demonstrate creative ability by combining hand-built and wheel-thrown forms.
- demonstrate competency in glazing these works.
- solve technical construction issues such as slumping and cracking that arise with wheel throwing and hand-building processes.
- demonstrate increased visual awareness by presenting and discussing three dimensional ceramic projects.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Clay, ceramic extruder, slab roller, kilns, glaze materials, sculpting tools, banding wheels, spray booth, potters wheel. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
|The instructor will present projects for the students to do and will expand upon these projects by demonstrating, lecturing, and using visual aids. Examples of topics covered: teapots, large forms, sets of three, and combination hand-built/wheel-thrown forms. |
|Methods of Evaluation - |
|Evaluation will be by critique of works in progress and finished pieces using criteria of design and technique presented in class. All assigned projects will be graded by the instructor. |
|Representative Text(s) - |
|There is no required text for this class. The in classroom library will provide a variety of historical, contemporary, and technical ceramic books for student use. |
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration. |
|Lab Content - |
|Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, skills, and materials. Students work independently, with individual guidance from an instructor on a need or request basis. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Not applicable. |