Ceramics I

This class introduces students to the pottery making process, from hand-building in wet clay to finishing with glaze. The study of this class will prepare students to create three-dimensional designs and use safe procedures when working with ceramic clay and glazes. Topics covered include ceramic jargon, ceramic safety, hand-building and surface decorating techniques, and glazing. Students will create a variety of ceramic works from functional ware, like a mug or bowl, to purely decorative sculptures. Ceramics I is a prerequisite for Ceramics II.