functional ceramics intensive
This workshop will examine ideas of function in vessels intended for food and other purposes. Focusing on continuity and diversity within their designs, students will make objects, place settings and sets that create a visual and functional feast. Making will include both the wheel and hand building techniques. Discussion and responses will be drawn from readings in Material Culture Theory, contemporary Craft Theory and Philosophy. These readings seek to expand the foundation of ideas functional production may draw from. Assignments will be evaluated on execution, design, and creative solution. There will be a written component and field trips required in this class.
assignments may include:
pots not for food
archaic set/modern design
collaborative place settings - design and execution