This is an intermediate/advanced course for developing casting methods for making functional or sculptural ceramic components for mixed media projects. The focus will be on designing prototypes in various materials and investigating how specific aesthetics or functions can be achieved through the material transformation of ceramics.
We will explore creating complex forms by designing modular sculptures for interior architecture, utilitarian purposes, or installation components. Students are encouraged to bring an inter-disciplinary approach to bear on the project. A research assignment will be incorporated in this course to assist in the conceptual development. Basic knowledge of clay mixing, glaze application and firing is required for this class.