Contemporary Ceramics Processes is a foundational overview of the techniques and materials common to a modern ceramics studio. Methodologies and medium explored will be (but not be limited to) wheel throwing, mold making and slip casting, slab building, extrusion, 3D printing, material science, electric and gas kiln firing, and mixed media. Each mode or material will be investigated in detail including defining its parameters, variations, historical context, a demonstration by the instructor or a visiting artist, and an examination of its use in contemporary ceramics by relevant artists. Students will be asked either to perform each ceramics process or to research a contemporary artist who utilizes the procedure in their practice and relate that to their own work culminating in a self-directed final project of their own design. The overarching goal of this course will be to familiarize students with all the resources which are available for use in Bennington College Ceramics and to empower them with a working familiarity with those facilities. This course is intended for the beginning to intermediate ceramic student.
Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
W/F 10:20AM-12:10PM (new time as of 5/27/2020) (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Updates , Visual Arts , Ceramics
Tags: Ceramics , art history , visual arts , process , glaze chemistry , material science , wheel throwing , material , slab building , extrusion , 3D printing , mold making , slip casting , kiln firing , ceramics history , ceramics foundation