COURSE OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTATIONS:
This is a four credit class which is non-negotiable.
Research is a key component to artistic practice. Image presentations will focus on historical eras and regional distinctions. Awareness of the variety of approaches to ceramics, both historically and contemporarily contribute to developing an understanding of the choices you make in the studio. Short readings followed by class discussion will cover a variety of topics intended to explore the motivation of individual artists and develop an understanding of the history behind contemporary studioceramics.
Building on basic wheel-throwing skills, assignments will examine the use of the wheel in the creation of both functional and sculptural work. Focus will be on component pieces and strategies for altering the symmetrical wheel thrown form.