This course will explore lidded vessels and their function through various techniques such as wheel throwing, coiling and slab building, as well as measuring to fit non-ceramic hardware like corks, rubber stoppers and swing top lids. Projects will include covered casserole, butter dish, teapot and mini growler. Whether you are in need of storing, serving or traveling, this class will have you covered.
Prerequisite: Prior experience with clay is preferred, but not required.
This class will give you the opportunity to make pottery for the kitchen and everyday use. Learn to make bowls, plates, mugs and other pots that will last for years to come. Combine art with function using the potter’s wheel to create treasures to keep or to give as gifts.
This course will focus on how to mix, test, and then adjust glaze recipes within the temperature ranges of cone 6 (2232˚F) to cone 10 (2345˚F) to achieve one's desired aesthetic. The course will begin with a slideshow that consists of a survey of glaze types that can be achieved through testing/kiln-firing. Students will learn basic glaze mixing skills, including how to achieve surfaces such as glossy, satin, satin-matte, matte, lava, and more in their work. Assignments will also focus on how to use colorants and various oxides to alter colors and surface textures.
Prerequisite: Basic glaze-mixing/testing experience is recommended, but not required. Also, be aware that class time will be utilized for discussions, glaze-mixing, and testing. Time to make work will mostly occur during lab/open studio hours outside of class (though this can be adjusted according to the individual student's needs and goals).
Learn how to create engaging surfaces that you can apply to your functional or sculptural work. In this class, you will gain a thorough understanding of underglaze and overglaze techniques including: paper resist, mishima, sgraffito, slip trailing, stamping, screen printing, lustre, flocking and many more. By the end of the class, you will have the tools to work toward developing a unique and individual voice within your work, where you can apply the appropriate surface technique or techniques to fit your ideas.
"Mapping the Figure" will use the act of rendering in a 2 and 3 dimensional space. Using drawing techniques both with pencil and clay students will capture what they see in a life drawing setting in a range of media. The objective is to develop a relationship between hand and eye to create figures with lively gesture and anatomical detail. By having a ability to cross over from flat to in-the-round the student will gain a deeper understanding of the art of looking and Mapping what they see.