ART 1661 Introduction to Handbuilding
In this course, students explore the basic physical properties of clay by practicing a variety of hand-forming techniques used to create sculptural and functional objects. Emphasis is placed on the development of technical skill and strong craftsmanship. In addition, students address concept generation and aesthetic integrity within the work. Information regarding low-fire ceramic safety, glazing, kiln firing, and various fabrication and surface techniques are addressed.