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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ART 262 - Ceramics IV

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

Continuation of ART 261 . Includes advanced handbuilding techniques and methods of fabrication, wheel throwing and trimming, projects involving formal elements, advanced ceramic techniques, reduction firing, raku firing, four test glazemaking, ceramic artist research, and discussion and exploration topics.

Prerequisite(s): ART 261  

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate closer attention on creative skills and the refinement of handbuilding techniques and other methods of fabrication at the advanced level.
  2. Review and refine wheel throwing and trimming techniques.
  3. Complete several projects that involve a more in-depth analysis of the elements of scale, texture, form, and functionality.
  4. Produce ceramic art using advanced 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. Find at least four interesting glaze recipes, mix and apply on the test tiles and on the students’ piece for reduction firing. 
  8. Research, write, and present information on an individual ceramic artist.
  9. Discuss various topics related to the design, aesthetics, and history of ceramic art.

  1. Advanced Handbuilding Techniques and Methods of Fabrication
    1. Pinch
    2. Coil
    3. Slab
  2. Wheel Throwing and Trimming
  3. Projects Involving Formal Elements
    1. Scale
    2. Texture
    3. Form
    4. Functionality
  4. Advanced Ceramic Techniques
  1. Glazing
  1. Chemical change in oxidation
  2. Chemical change in reduction
  1. Firing temperatures

V.    Cone 10 Reduction Firing

  1. Oxidation
  2. Reduction

VI.    Raku Firing

VII.   Four Test Glazemaking

VIII.  Ceramic Artist Research


IX.    Ceramic Discussion/Exploration Topics

  1. Design
  2. Aesthetics
  3. History of ceramic art

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/2019

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