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Ceramics Materials Research & Experimentation

ARTDES 301.001, Fall 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Fall 2024

Prerequisites: ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 202: Intro to Ceramics, RCARTS 290: Ceramics.

Description: At the intersection between the two- and three-dimensional worlds, students will explore the interactions between surface materials and the forms upon which they are applied. Instruction will cover surface composition development through the process of layering texture, color, line, and imagery. Through a series of surface and form experiments students will expand their knowledge of glazes, slips, engobes, decals, printmaking on clay, oxides, and room-temperature ceramic processes as well as multi-part or composite sculptures and installation. Students will take an active part in the studio maintenance and materials preparation for the class, learning clay mixing, glaze making, kiln loading, and oxidation and reduction firing. Readings, visiting artists, videos and critiques will supplement studio work.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in the fall term of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.