ART402: Advanced Ceramics: Molding Meaning

This advanced course offers a combination of assigned and self-directed projects with a further investigation of working with clay.

This advanced course offers a combination of assigned and self-directed projects with a further investigation of working with clay. Building off of skills gained in Ceramics I, students develop a more sophisticated approach to methods and techniques that are used to create forms with clay. Projects include throwing, hand building, modeling, industrial slip casting and mold making which will foster individual style and creativity. Students will focus on process and exploration of a broad range of contemporary clay works, functional, industrial and sculptural. Examples of contemporary artists' pottery and sculpture are used as inspiration for studio assignments. Advanced Ceramics also offers the unique opportunity to study the science and chemistry behind glazing and firing.