Ceramics 1 introductory ceramics course exposes students to throwing on the pottery wheel and hand built and slab techniques. Students learn to throw basic forms such as bowls and cylinders.
They will make various hand built pieces including mugs, boxes, creatures, masks, candleholders, and other functional and non-functional pieces. Students will learn how to apply underglazes and overgrazes and learn various decorative techniques, such as sgraffito and mishima.
Ceramics 3 (Honors) is designed for students who have completed Ceramics I and want to perfect and refine their abilities in ceramics. The wheelwork is more rigorous and more challenging assignments are given. New techniques will be introduced and applied in more complex ways than in Ceramics 1. New glazing techniques will also be introduced.