Ceramics is a full year course with first semester focus on clay hand building techniques and the second semester on the potter’s wheel, advanced techniques and sculpture. The history and science of clay is explored as students become the legacy of this ancient art form. Students begin with basic construction methods of pinching, coiling, and slab construction to create both sculptural and functional (bowls, cups, plates, etc.) art. Advanced knowledge of clay construction, finishing, glazing, and firing builds as student’s progress through the year.
This course may be repeated for a second unit of credit.