ART-242: Ceramics III

Liberal Arts
Fine & Performing Arts
Art (Art History)
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Ceramics III
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ART-142 with a "C" grade or higher, or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

An intermediate level course stressing refinement of ceramic construction techniques and design, primarily through utilitarian objects. This class also offers the opportunity for individual exploration of ceramic glaze and surface possibilities. This class meets for six (6) hours a week.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To refine the student’s skills needed to design, construct and fire aesthetically pleasing ceramics that could could be marketable, and to encourage the development of creative problem solving skills.

Core Course Topics
  1. Mugs

    Create and refine a group of mugs with handles

  2. Lidded Containers

    Construct three different type of lids

  3. Plates and Platters

    Construct a set of plates and large platter

  4. Cooking container

    Construct a casserole for oven use

  5. Individual research

    Develop and project organized around a personal stylistic interest

  6. Personal aesthetics

    Apply glazes in the development of a personal style or aesthetic

  7. Kiln loading

    Assist in loading both electric and gas kilns

  8. Glaze mixing

    Utilize the tri-beam scale and keep at least one of the class glazes mixed throughout the semester

  9. Glaze testing

    Formulate ceramic chemistry in the development of a new glaze

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Evaluation hands-on projects
  • Critiques and class discussion
  • Written test


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Skilled Demonstration
Portfolio Review
Skilled Demonstration Details

Live demonstration of all topics covered in the Course Master at a highly skilled level

Portfolio Review Details

An extensive portfolio that includes examples of work in all areas covered by the Course Master at a highly skilled level

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2022
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date