Introduces wheel throwing and glazing as a means to explore functional and conceptual considerations with clay in a contemporary context and art practice.
The intentions of this class will be to introduce you to the abundant creative possibilities of wheel thrown ceramics in an art school context.
Student learning goals
ability to use the pottery wheel as a primary tool to make a variety of functional and non-functional forms
how to activate a 3 dimensional form using underglazes and glazes
a better understanding and appreciation for the wonderful world of ceramics
become more experienced and informed when discussing art work during informal critiques
to begin to develop a sense for what kind of work only you can make, why and how
General method of instruction
demonstrations, slide lectures, one on one instruction and informal critiques
curiosity, patience, commitment
Class assignments and grading
new project every week for the first seven weeks to develop basic technical and design abilities, become familiar with methods and materials and stimulate interesting ideas. two extensive final projects merge content development with acquired skills
Grading will follow standard University guidelines and be based upon effort, individual growth and meaningful participation in critiques.