ART 261 Basic Ceramics II • 5 Cr.
Continues ART 260 with emphasis on wheel throwing techniques and more advanced surface techniques. Prerequisite: ART 260.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Develop skills on the potter’s wheel which include: proper centering, opening the centered clay, pulling up, thinning and shaping, various trimming methods, throwing a foot on the vessel.
Create a single thrown form based on the cylinder, a vessel form.
Design and make a large thrown flat form (e.g., platter).
Design and produce a multiple place setting that is well designed an coordinated.
Design and make a lidded form.
Design and make a multiple piece sectional form.
Do more in-depth experimentation with various vitreous surface treatments: more experimentation with slips, work with engobes, experimentation with glazed and over-glazes.
Understand the process of mold making.
Take responsibility for at least one electric firing and participate in gas firing.
Participate in class discussions and critiques.
And above all, students should strive to develop their own personal identity in creating original works and exhibiting good craftsmanship.