ART 4661 Advanced Ceramics
Designed primarily as a self-directed creative semester, Advanced Ceramics is divided into studio and seminar components. For the studio component, students establish their own creative agendas while meeting with faculty—individually as well as in groups—to facilitate the adoption of successful studio methods leading towards significant artworks. For the seminar component, a central topic frames readings, discussions, research presentations, and writings while providing another way to view the individual creative production. Students are responsible for firing their own kilns, mixing and testing their glazes and clay bodies, and for sustaining a professional community of peer-artists.