ART 261 Basic Ceramics II • 5 Cr.
Continues ART 260 with emphasis on wheel throwing techniques and more advanced surface techniques. Prerequisite: ART 260.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Develop skills on the potter's wheel which include: proper centering, opening the centered clay, pulling up, thinning and shaping, various trimming methods, throwing a foot on the vessel.
- Create a single thrown form based on the cylinder, a vessel form.
- Design and make a large thrown flat form (e.g., platter).
- Design and produce a multiple place setting that is well designed an coordinated.
- Design and make a lidded form.
- Design and make a multiple piece sectional form.
- Do more in-depth experimentation with various vitreous surface treatments: more experimentation with slips, work with engobes, experimentation with glazed and over-glazes.
- Understand the process of mold making.
- Take responsibility for at least one electric firing and participate in gas firing.
- Participate in class discussions and critiques.
- And above all, students should strive to develop their own personal identity in creating original works and exhibiting good craftsmanship.