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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: 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.

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    Bellevue College
    3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
    Work: (425) 564-1000