Fall 2016 Course Schedule | Spring 2017 Course Schedule

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    CE 101

    Ceramics Handbuilding

    Hand-building techniques such as coil, slab and press-molding and slip-casting are taught as students gain knowledge of materials, glazing, and firing. Students begin working with earthenware clay and later explore raku, stoneware, and porcelain. Sculptural and functional issues are explored in the course. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/ week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisite.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    CE 201

    Beginning Throwing

    Wheel throwing is the primary means of making ceramic forms in this course.  Basic and advanced throwing skills, material concepts, glazing and firing are covered.  Reduction firing concepts are introduced as the students construct functional and nonfunctional forms in clay.  Students also gain familiarity with artists who currently use wheel processes to explore contemporary issues and design.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  No prerequisite.  May be taken by both beginning and more advanced students.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisite.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    CE 301

    Ceramics III: Majors Studio

    This course fosters the development of a personal sense of direction with a combination of assignments and individual choice.  As a result, students increase vocabularies of skill and concept.  Students also learn to relate their work to historical and contemporary issues.  Additionally, students learn the operation of a variety of kilns and explore advanced issues in mold making and slip casting.  A combination of group discussions and demonstrations, shared and individual crits, and one-on-one dialogue further augment the growth and maturation of studio work.  Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisite: Ceramic Major.

    Prerequisites : Ceramic Major.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    CE 305

    Advanced Throwing

    In this ceramics course, the student will build upon throwing skills developed in CE 201 and/or other existing throwing skills.   Complex forms are studied including pouring vessels, lidded containers, plates, platters, and teapots, Techniques of creating handles, knobs, and other appendages will be studied.  Students will develop skills necessary to make larger forms by stacking and joining thrown sections.   Students will learn to establish relationships between functional objects in a set, and will explore the creative potential of altering and manipulating thrown forms. Exploration of surface decorating techniques and glaze solutions will be included. Stoneware will be used predominately with an option for use of porcelain.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: CE 201.

    Prerequisites : CE 201

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    CE 311

    Glaze Chemistry & Kiln Firing

    The purpose of this course is to begin the process of understanding the nature of ceramic materials and to familiarize students with basic understandings of various firing processes.  Assignments and lectures emphasize the theory and practice of formulating clay bodies and glazes with the goal of having students develop a vocabulary of materiality and process for use in their studio work. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  No prerequisites. Majors have priority.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites. Majors have priority.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    CE 401

    Ceramics IV: Majors Studio

    Students develop a mature body of work in preparation for the Senior Thesis Exhibition.  Students are offered the necessary instruction and support needed to pursue in-depth explorations of ideas and processes of their own choosing.  Demonstrations, readings, discussions, and critical reviews continue the conceptual, aesthetical and technical development of studio work.  Upon the successful completion of the senior studio, students are ready to begin their professional careers.  Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: Successful completion of CE 301-302.

    Prerequisites : CE 301-302

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits