Course Details

ARTS 128: Ceramics: Handbuilding Through History

This course provides a historical framework through which students will study clay’s crucial role in our everyday lives and in the advancement of civilization. Texts and articles will guide the study of historical objects while videos and discussion provide a glimpse into contemporary studio practice. Hands-on projects in low fire and oil-based clays will put knowledge into action as students create 3D objects and 2D sketches and plans. Various firing processes are dependent on access to the ceramics studio. Use of a digital camera (phone ok) is required.
6 credits; ARP; Not offered 2021-2022