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Ceramics: Intro to Throwing
0.50 Credit(s)
Throwing is the action of making forms on a rotating wheel using only the hands. This course trains students to use the wheel as a forming tool, explores a variety of techniques and familiarizes students with the vocabulary used in the development of functional and sculptural pieces. Students will experiment with colour and texture using decorating, glazing and firing techniques. They will discover a holistic view of clay making, where techniques both inform and produce the final product. Related topics such as context, concept, function, glazing and firing are also considered. This explorative engagement with the wheel aims to open up new creative and technical possibilities within the student's process of clay making. The course will be delivered using illustrated lectures, demonstrations, in-class discussions and one-on-one and group critiques.
Notes: Please take special note that this course has material fees associated with it.
NOT OFFERED 2011/12 (Fall/Winter)
Course was last updated July 25, 2011 - 8:02 AM