Oct 18, 2021
ART 2071 - Ceramics 2 Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course is an expansion of concepts covered in Ceramics I. Students will refine technical skills as well as explore design concepts of greater complexity. Coursework includes functional and nonfunctional applications, glazing techniques, effects and functions of various clay bodies, firing procedures, and studio safety. In addition, students will research the diverse history of ceramic art and pottery, including contemporary trends and movements.
Prerequisite(s): ART 1071 .
Recommendation: ART 1025 .
- Historical/cultural movements of ceramic art throughout art history
- Major artists past and present
- Contemporary applications
- Functional applications (vessel orientation)
- Nonfunctional applications (vessel and sculptural)
- Combining vessel and sculptural approaches
- Techniques common to commercial production of functional ware
- Studio safety
- Glaze chemistry (effects and functions)
- Firing procedures (effects and functions)
- Clay bodies (effects and functions)
- Development and refinement of hand built construction techniques
- Development and refinement of wheel thrown construction techniques
- 3D design principles applied to ceramic a
- Elements of art applied to ceramic art
- Preliminary processes (sketching and clay models)
- Visual problem-solving (convergent and divergent strategies)
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- apply 3D design principles in both functional and nonfunctional projects. apply the elements of art toward an aesthetic, conceptual, and/or technical end.
- solve visual problems using convergent and divergent strategies.
- apply the elements of art toward an aesthetic, conceptual, and/or technical end.
- demonstrate safe studio practices.
- construct technically sound hand-built and wheel-thrown projects.
- manage glaze chemistry as it relates to visual effects and function.
- assist with firing procedures.
- select clay bodies that best suit the visual impact and function of their project.
- explore traditional and contemporary approaches ceramic art.
- recognize major historical/cultural ceramic movements and artists.
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