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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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ART 172 - Ceramics II

5 Credits
Continuation of ART 171. Continued exploration of ceramic forming methods and glazing techniques. Further development of critical dialogue and historical awareness. Introduction to glaze chemistry and firing techniques. For classes taught during daytime, open lab modules will vary in lecture/lab contact hours from courses offered at other times.

Pre-requisite(s) ART 171 with min. 1.0
Course Note Clustered with ART 172/173. Additional lab hours required.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day, Evening
Winter Day, Evening
Spring Day, Evening

Designed to Serve General student, art major, transfer student.
Active Date 20220314T08:29:23

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline

  • Practice on pottery wheel 
    • Basic cylinders 
    • Cups and Pitchers - application of handles and spouts to forms
    • Bowls 
    • Covered jars 
    • Bottles and vases 
    • Teapots 
  • Refinement of hand-building techniques in addition to the above or in lieu of pottery wheel practice. 
  • Glazing 
    • Application - dipping, pouring, spraying 
    • Decorative techniques - oxides, wax resist, syringe, stencil 
  • Design and history, illustrated lectures, field trips and guest lectures

Student Learning Outcomes
Complete conceptual ideas through hand built ceramic objects and using a potter’s wheel at an intermediate level.

Complete ceramic projects that include glazing chemistry and clay mineralogy at an intermediate level.

Communicate effectively using appropriate vocabulary for discussing, evaluating, and critiquing ceramics.

Execute safe practices in communal studio environment.

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