Topic outline

  • General

    Chris Antemann

    CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

    This course will introduce students to the primary forming methods in ceramics as well as to creating the building blocks for a technical understanding. Students will be encouraged in a variety of making and finishing techniques working both sculpturally and functionally.

     In this course, instruction will be given across all making methods.  Hand-forming techniques – pinch, coil, slab – are emphasized.  These making methods are incredibly flexible –to be used for you to make (just about) anything you can imagine!  Clay is a mimic, it can take shape, texture, color and surface.  It could look like plastic, leather, metal, wood, or, believe it or not, clay.  This class is designed to familiarize you with all the possibilities of the material and provide a rudimentary understanding of the technicalities of the personality of clay.  Assignments will address historical precedent, personal expression and technical development.  Working in clay is more that the making of objects.  Students will participate in kiln loading, maintenance and firings. 

     Pig Rhyton         Greg Payce        Marilyn Levine

    IMPORTANT DATES:         

    Due dates do count – once an assignment is given, the date listed as the due date on the assignment sheet is set! 

    March 5  – presentations

    March 16 to the 31:  Spring Break

    April 23:  last day of ‘wet clay’

    MAY TBD:  Final Critique during exam period

    FOR THE FIRST DAY:

    BRING: -an object you find interesting, either formally, sentimentally or otherwise

    -From the art stacks of the library (660 – 799) – choose a book on an artist or topic that interests you

    • BOWLS

      Due Feb. 12 - 

      2 carved, 4 leather hard

      • Cylinder Reconstruction

        • Trompe D'Oeil

          Using your shoe or bag as a model - create a replica out of clay

          • Presentation

            due:  March 7th -

            include a full hard copy of your bibliography

            • Syllabus Information

              MATERIALS AND TOOLS :

              Your lab fee is $100.00.  This includes all clay, glazes and the cost of firing.  There are miscellaneous tools will be available in the studio.  However, the purchase of a tool kit from the bookstore is strongly advised.  You should purchase some brushes from the bookstore or other outlet. 

              BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES: 

              There are some books on reserve in the library – but those are just overviews – I encourage you to scroll the stacks and pick out topics that interest you. 

              Magazines such as: “Studio Potter’, “Ceramics Monthly” and “Ceramics Art and Perception” 

              Online:  blogs and websites – start with www.accessceramics.org and www.artaxis.org

               

            • Zoomorphic Vessels

              Due March 14

              Using an animal as your inspiration - create a vessel drawing on historical precedents for form and decoration.  

              • links to follow

                check here for fun links to the craft world

                Victor Spinski  

                Michael Strand's Misfit Cup Project

                • intro class handout

                  Faculty:  Martina Lantin

                  Office:  basement of Apple Tree

                  Phone: 258-9299

                  Email: mlantin@marlboro.edu

                   

                  CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

                  This course will introduce students to the primary forming methods in ceramics as well as to creating the building blocks for a technical understanding. Students will be encouraged in a variety of making and finishing techniques working both sculpturally and functionally.

                   

                  COURSE OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTATIONS:

                  In this course, instruction will be given across all making methods.  Hand-forming techniques – pinch, coil, slab – are emphasized.  These making methods are incredibly flexible –to be used for you to make (just about) anything you can imagine!

                   

                  This class will also address artistic practice.  Research, reading, drawing and trial and error are all parts of the creative process.  Your active engagement in these activities is strongly encouraged and will be reflected in your grade.  Instruction will include the critical examination of art works from historical periods and cultures. 

                   

                  As a four-credit class, you are expected to spend significant time outside of class in the studio. The ceramics studio, is by its nature, a communal environment.  Students are expected to assist in studio maintenance.  Participation in communal studio aspects suck as cleaning, kiln loading and firing will be reflected in your grade.

                   

                  ATTENDANCE:

                  Attendance is mandatory. Three unexcused absences will result in a reduced grade.

                  EVALUATION:

                  DEADLINES COUNT

                  60% - completion of projects/assignments

                  10% - participation in discussion, idea development and execution

                  10% - artist presentation

                  10% - ‘suitcase’ – source folder or sketchbook of handouts, information, inspiration and ideas

                  10% - vocabulary quiz 

                  MATERIALS AND TOOLS :

                  Your lab fee is $100.00.  This includes all clay, glazes and the cost of firing.  There are miscellaneous tools will be available in the studio.  However, the purchase of a tool kit from the bookstore is strongly advised.  You should purchase some brushes from the bookstore or other outlet. 

                  IMPORTANT DATES:                 

                  March 5  – presentations

                  March 16 to the 31:  Spring Break

                  April 25:  last day of ‘wet clay’

                  MAY TBD:  Final Critique during exam period

                    

                  MAKING ASSIGNMENTS

                  Carved Bowls

                  “Get a Handle on it”

                  Cylinder Project

                  Coil project -

                  Trompe d’Oeil

                  Tile Project

                  Self-directed Presentation Project