Students will learn the exciting and diverse medium of clay, the very substance of earth itself. Instruction will include the history of ceramics, the use of the potter’s wheel, and the properties of glazing and firing. Many techniques involved in creating 3-D and relief forms in clay will be covered—texturing, coil, strip and slab construction, pinch pots, and centering.
Students will explore a variety of sculptural media in order to have greater knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding of the three-dimensional form. Skill, craftsmanship, and technique will be explored as it relates to personal expression. Sculptural techniques studied will include modeling, carving, casting, and construction.