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Course Description

This course is intended for students who have little or no experience in the field of ceramics. The curriculum introduces basic skills in a well-rounded approach. Forming techniques include pinch, coil and slab hand building along with beginning wheel work. Slips, underglazes, stains, and glazing will be introduced as surface treatments. Safe studio protocols will be taught and followed. Use of the internet and library resources are required. Portfolio development and personal assessment are introduced.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will explain, articulate, and use the terminology of ceramics.
  • Students will utilize safe and proper techniques and procedures for ceramic production.
  • Students will research a culture outside of their own and create work inspired by that other culture.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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