May 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ART 354 - Functional Ceramics

Unique Course
This course is an introduction to utilitarian pottery as a distinct genre of art practice. Students will explore individual approaches to making pottery, including wheel throwing, altered forms, hand building with slabs and coils, and drop-and-drape molds. Students will engage in conversations about making pots for daily and ritual use and engage in exercises that will develop continuity between form and surface. Assignments include the study and replication of historical pottery forms with the addition of invented ornamental surfaces. Class discussions of readings, lectures and class projects will focus on developing verbal and observational skills. 
 
3 semester hours