FA 152 Ceramics I, 3 credits
The intent of this course is to gain understanding and to recognize and appreciate the nature of clay and the processes used in working with the medium. The course will concentrate on the basic techniques of creating forms in clay through hand-building and the use of the wheel. Techniques of pinching, molding and slab will be employed to create a variety of projects. Students are expected to bring a sense of creativity and a level of enthusiasm that will compliment the technical skills that will be learned, and are required to use patience and an innate sense of design to produce objects that are sophisticated, neat, well thought and creative.