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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

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