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|Description - |
|Provides intermediate level instruction in clay processes covering intermediate wheel-throwing methods, glazing, decorating, and firing procedures. Explores technical problem solving, and creative design.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Demonstrate intermediate clay processes using the potters' wheel.
- Manipulate thrown forms on and off the wheel.
- Demonstrate competency in various glazing and finish firing techniques.
- Grasp basic understanding of material management from plastic wet to finished fired.
- Solve technical construction problems that involve forming clay on the wheel.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Potters' wheel, cone 10 clay, glaze materials, high fire gas kiln, and basic ceramic tool kit. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Altered wheel-thrown forms
- low-relief carving
- paddling (squaring)
- surface pattern design, texture, and erosion techniques.
- Pouring vessels
- teapots with hand-built, pulled, and thrown spouts
- pitchers with hand-built, thrown, and pulled handles
- Lidded jars
- inset-lid (flange on the jar)
- flange-lid (flange on the lid)
- thrown and hand-built finials, knobs, and handles
- historical recreation
- textured and stretched
- smooth / clean-line
- sectional (two or more pieces combined to create a larger form)
- coil-thrown, coil rim additions
- mixing bowl
- batter bowl
- soup bowl
- tea bowl (Winter and Summer design)
- shallow / flared bowl
- wax resist pattern techniques
- taping / masking
- glaze spraying / layering
- high fire reduction
- raku firing
- soda/vapor glazing
- saggar firing
|Methods of Evaluation - |
|Evaluation will be by critique of finished pieces based on principles presented in class. All pieces to be graded by instructor. |
Additional evaluation criteria:
- Craftsmanship, attention to detail, and problem solving ability.
- On-time completion of the projects
- Participation in class activities, discussions, and demonstrations
- Museum report
- Studio responsibilities and maintenance
|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 presented in class. 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 - |
|Depending on regional museum or gallery exhibitions applicable to course content given in Art 46B, students will have to write a gallery report on a specific art work in the show or a series of art works of their choice. Students will write on form, surface, finishing techniques, perceived conceptual content, and their overall feeling of the chosen work(s). |