School of Art


ART 1662 Introduction to Wheel-Throwing

The potter’s wheel is a tremendous tool used to create functional and non-functional forms in clay. In this course, students consider the most fundamental aspects of wheel-throwing: clay is a soft pliable material; the wheel is a tool that spins; and friction is a constant mediator between the two. PowerPoint lectures, technical demonstrations, and student presentations on contemporary artists assist in defining the course objectives. Additionally, students learn the basics of glazing and firing their work in electric and gas reduction kilns.