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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ART 160 - Ceramics I

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to ceramics. Includes beginning handbuilding techniques and methods of fabrication, wheel throwing and trimming, projects involving formal elements, beginning ceramic techniques, reduction firing, raku firing, ceramic artist research, discussion, and exploration topics.

Recommendation: Completion of ART 100  before enrolling in this course or concurrent enrollment. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform various handbuilding techniques and other methods of fabrication at the beginning level.
  2. Practice wheel throwing and trimming techniques.
  3. Complete several projects that involve the elements of scale, texture, form, and functionality.
  4. Produce ceramic art using basic techniques.
  5. Demonstrate the practice and application of chemical change through cone 10 reduction firing.
  6. Produce a raku fire piece using specified glazing and cooling reduction techniques and processes.
  7. Research, write, and present information on an individual ceramic artist.
  8. Discuss various topics related to the design, aesthetics and history of ceramic art.

  1. Beginning Handbuilding Techniques/Methods of Fabrication
  1. Pinch
  2. Coil
  3. Slab
  1. Wheel Throwing and Trimming
  2. Projects Involving Formal Elements
  1. Scale
  2. Texture
  3. Form
  4. Functionality
  1. Beginning Ceramic Techniques
  1. Glazing
  1. Chemical change in oxidation
  2. Chemical change in reduction
  1. Firing temperatures
  1. Cone 10 Reduction Firing
  1. Oxidation
  2. Reduction
  1. Raku Firing
  2. Ceramic Artist Research
  3. Ceramic Discussion/Exploration Topics
  1. Design
  2. Aesthetics
  3. History of ceramic art

Effective Term:
Fall 2012

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