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Ceramics: Major Day/Special Projects

Course No. CER441M.1  Credits: 3.0

Students will work on self-proposed projects, which explore content, meaning and material in two and three dimensions. Conceptual and critical thinking will be addressed in weekly “Work in Progress Reviews”. Lectures will address historical and contemporary work in art, design and ceramics. Previous clay work required. 3 credits.

Ceramics: Monumental Ceramics

Course No. CER 260X-360X-460X  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Judith Salomon

We will explore the fabrication of large scale, hand-built structures and vessels. Ceramic history, surface considerations and non-traditional finishing techniques will be utilized. The class will address drawing and mark making in relation to mass and volume. Clay in various forms, fired and unfired, will be investigated to problem solve and create large-scale clay tiles, relief work, murals, multiples and installations. Some previous clay experience is required. Open to all.

Ceramics: Monumental Ceramics

Course No. CER360X.1  Credits: 3.0

We will explore the fabrication of large scale, hand-built structures and vessels. Ceramic history, surface considerations and non-traditional finishing techniques will be utilized. The class will address drawing and mark making in relation to mass and volume. Clay in various forms, fired and unfired, will be investigated to problem solve and create large-scale clay tiles, relief work, murals, multiples and installations. Some previous clay experience is required. Open to all. 3 credits.

Ceramics: Monumental Ceramics

Course No. CER460X.1  Credits: 3.0

We will explore the fabrication of large scale, hand-built structures and vessels. Ceramic history, surface considerations and non-traditional finishing techniques will be utilized. The class will address drawing and mark making in relation to mass and volume. Clay in various forms, fired and unfired, will be investigated to problem solve and create large-scale clay tiles, relief work, murals, multiples and installations. Some previous clay experience is required. Open to all. 3 credits.

Ceramics: Multiples/Moldmaking

Course No. CER 248-348-448  Credits: 3.0
Faculty William Brouillard

The class will be engaged with the concepts of multiples in the making of contemporary functional, sculptural and design works. Mold making; such as drain cast, press molds and other production techniques will be utilized along with the use of 3-D modeling. when necessary. There will be lectures that address technical issues and artworks made of clay, both historical and contemporary. Required of all majors. Open to all.

Ceramics: Nature/Structure

Course No. CER 251-351-451  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Judith Salomon

In this class we will be looking to nature for inspiration. The natural world and its infinite structures, patterns, and phenomena are an inexhaustible source for visual artists. We will make use of this vast resource, bringing traces of what can be discovered and integrated into our clay work. Both form and surface will be studied and utilized and we will learn to fire a variety of kilns. There will be lectures on contemporary and historical art and design in clay. Required of all Ceramic Majors. Open to all.

Ceramics: Raw Materials

Course No. CER 249-349-449  Credits: 3.0
Faculty William Brouillard

This course will combine ceramic fabrication skills with an emphasis on clay body formulation and glaze testing and development. Students will learn press molding, tile making, and hand-building skills along with clay and glazes for multiple uses and temperatures. Class will include lectures, lab work, and instruction in firing gas and electric kilns. Lectures will address historical and contemporary ceramic works, along with technical issues. Required of all Ceramic Majors. Open to all.

Ceramics: Raw Materials

Course No. CER349.1  Credits: 3.0

This course will combine ceramic fabrication skills with an emphasis on clay body formulation and glaze testing and development. Students will learn press molding, tile making, and hand-building skills along with clay and glazes for multiple uses and temperatures. Class will include lectures, lab work, and instruction in firing gas and electric kilns. Lectures will address historical and contemporary ceramic works, along with technical issues. Required of all Ceramic Majors. Open to all. 3 credits.

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