Ceramic Techniques

This course is an introduction to ceramics that includes hand-building, slip-casting, tile-making, and wheel-throwing. Students learn to fabricate ceramic objects and are introduced to a variety of surface treatments such as glazing, under-glazing, sgraffito, slip-trailing, sprigging, decal application, and photo-transfer.  Students will be exposed to weekly demonstrations and lectures on both historical and contemporary works.  They will be challenged to make artworks that explore meaning and metaphor in relationship to contemporary issues.