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Ceramics Materials Research & Experimentation

ARTDES 301 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 150
Instructor(s): Tremel, Kate
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

Ceram­ics is often defined as the inter­sec­tion between the two- and three-dimen­sional worlds. Through a series of sur­face treat­ments, using mod­ules and series as a basis for apply­ing dec­o­ra­tive pat­tern­ing and tex­tural infor­ma­tion, stu­dents will explore the inter­ac­tions between 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. Stu­dents will expand their glaze cal­cu­la­tion knowl­edge to develop non-tra­di­tional, sculp­tural ceramic glazes for their pieces. Beyond glaz­ing, tech­ni­cal instruc­tion will extend to the use of slips and engobes, over­glazes and china paints, photo lith­o­g­ra­phy trans­fer and decals. A final project will involve devel­op­ing some of the suc­cesses in their exper­i­ments into multi-part or com­pos­ite sculp­tures and/​or instal­la­tions. Read­ings, lec­tures, videos and field trips will sup­ple­ment stu­dio work. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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