2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IFINE 2445 Core Clay I

This is an intensive study of ceramic form and process. Through structured exercises and individual exploration, students will build a repertoire of core technical skills that can be applied to both ceramic sculpture and clay vessels. Students are encouraged to stretch the limits of their material formally, functionally, and expressively. Demonstrations cover wheel throwing and hand-building, surface treatment, glaze mixing and application, as well as kiln loading and firing methods.