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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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ART 260 - Ceramics II

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

Continuation of ART 160 . Includes intermediate handbuilding techniques and methods of fabrication, wheel throwing and trimming, projects involving formal elements, intermediate ceramic techniques, reduction firing, raku firing, plaster press mold, ceramic artist research, and discussion and exploration topics.

Prerequisite(s): ART 160  

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate closer attention on creative skills and the refinement of handbuilding techniques and other methods of fabrication at the intermediate 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 intermediate 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. Create and fire a plaster press mold and a cast by using clay slabs.
  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. Intermediate 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. Intermediate 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.   Plaster Press Mold

VIII.  Ceramic Artist Research

IX.    Ceramic Discussion/Exploration Topics

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