Experimental Making in Ceramics (CER4214.01)

Barry Bartlett

This course will investigate the material nature of clay as a medium to create three-dimensional forms. Students will explore the material aspects of clay such as dryness, wetness, mass, scale and incorporating mix media. We will be using a variety of mechanical processes that include extrusion, slab rolling, slip casting and traditional hand building techniques. In doing so, the pieces created will be used to convey ideas of form and process as both the vocabulary and meaning expressed. Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the ceramic process, which include, but are not limited to, mixing their own clay, slip and glaze preparation, and loading and firing of kilns.

Prerequisites: Two art classes or two ceramic classes, and/or permission of the instructor. One week before registration submit letter of interest to Barry Bartlett at bbartlett@bennington.edu
Credits: 4
Th 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Ceramics, Barry Bartlett, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, and tagged , , , , , .