A beginning course in ceramic materials and form. Covers various hand-building techniques,wheel throwing, basic glazing, and kiln firing.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
To provide the beginning construction and glazing skills necessary for a student to design, construct and glaze aesthetically pleasing ceramics and to encourage the development of creative problem solving skills.
- Coil construction
- Pottery design basics
- Slab construction
- Clay and slip decorating basics
- Potter’s wheel basics
- Glazing glazes - high fire
- Glazing glazes - low fire
- Pinching Porcelain
- Plaster mixing and carving
- Box and lid construction
- Animal sculptures
- Tile construction
- Kiln types
1.Construct a pot using coils, pinching, slabs.
2.Construct a simple cylinder and bowl using the potters wheel.
3.Glaze using low fire glazes alone with decorating colored slips.
4.Glaze using high fire glazes.
5.Define a basic vocabulary list pertaining to the operation of making and firing pottery.
6.Explain the basic characteristics of clay and glazes.
7.Contrast the difference between high fire and know low fire clays and glazes.*
Assessment and Requirements
- Evaluation of hands-on projects.
- Discussions, presentations, and/or demonstration.
- Written quizzes.
- Final exam.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department.