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:
- 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.