Session One: Students are introduced to the basics of Ceramics including working with clay in various stages, such as wet, leather hard, and bisqueware. Everyone creates an assortment of projects including basic forms of pinch pot, coil building, and slab construction. To complete this session, instruction on glazing along with a simple introduction on firing will leave each student with a confident understanding of this art form.
Session Two: Students will build on their knowledge from the previous session to create two projects: one functional and the other sculptural. They will observe artwork from a variety of practicing ceramic artists. Students will work individually, write about their process and critique their finished pieces. *It is recommended that students complete Session One before registering for this course.