Introduces a variety of ceramic handbuilding and surface processes with an emphasis on problem solving and self-expression. Includes examination of contemporary sculpture in clay.
The intention of this class will be to introduce you to the abundant creative possibilities which clay has to offer. A variety of handbuilding and surface demonstrations, slides, videos, books and periodicals will introduce new material followed by corresponding short -term projects. Group critiques will be used to evaluate your progress, solve technical difficulties, and explore your interpretations of a given project.
Student learning goals
acquire the skill to build, fire and glaze forms out of clay
express ideas visually
an appreciation for the use of clay in historical and contemporary art
General method of instruction
slides, videos, demonstrations with group critique after each finished project
curiousity, work ethic, don't mind getting dirty
Class assignments and grading
open ended assignments encourage individual expression and creativity. skill acquisition develops over the course of the quarter
grading will follow standard University guidelines and be based upon meaningful participation, effort and individual growth.