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ART 261 Basic Ceramics II • 5 Cr.

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Description:

Continues ART 260 with emphasis on wheel throwing techniques and more advanced surface techniques. Prerequisite: ART 260.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Develop skills on the potter’s wheel which include:
    • a. proper centering
    • opening the centered clay
    • c. pulling up, thinning and shaping
    • d. various trimming methods
    • e. throwing a foot on the vessel
  • Create a single thrown form based on the cylinder, a vessel form.
  • 3. Design and make a large thrown flat form (e.g., platter).
  • 4. Design and produce a multiple place setting that is well designed an coordinated.
  • 5. Design and make a lidded form.
  • 6. Design and make a multiple piece sectional form.
  • 7. Do more in-depth experimentation with various vitreous surface treatments:
    • a. more experimentation with slips
    • b. work with engobes
    • c. experimentation with glazed and over-glazes
  • 8. Understand the process of mold making.
  • 9. Take responsibility for at least one electric firing and participate in gas firing.
  • 10. Participate in class discussions and critiques.
  • 11. And above all, students should strive to develop their own personal identity in creating original works and exhibiting good craftsmanship.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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