This introductory course gives students the opportunity to learn basic handbuilding techniques such as pinch, coil and slab as well as glazing techniques, and to apply those techniques to develop problem-solving and creative-thinking skills. Students may experiment with the potter’s wheel. Techniques in pottery and sculpture will be explored. Insights into artistic, cultural, historical and functional uses of this art form will be introduced.
This course is an extension of Ceramics I. This course gives students who have excelled in Ceramics I and who are considering post-secondary education in art or ceramics, the opportunity to continue to work in ceramic media and develop advanced problem-solving and creative-thinking skills. Students continue to gain handbuilding, glazing and wheel-throwing experience to create portfolio-quality work. Further techniques and applications in pottery and sculpture will be explored as well as artistic, cultural, historical and functional uses of these art forms.
This course gives advanced seniors who have excelled in Ceramics I and II, the opportunity to continue to work in ceramic media and develop advanced technical, problem-solving and creative-thinking skills. This course is a specialized, independent opportunity for serious art students to develop work for a college portfolio.