The Vessel: Introduction to Ceramics through History (CER2227.01)

Barry Bartlett

This class will be based on research into the technical and aesthetic aspects of ceramic history. The class will focus on events, directions and issues which have influenced the making of ceramic objects over time. Students will work collabratively to develop presentations to share in class as a way to develop research skills, as well as to acquire knowledge of the history of medium and its forms. Along with this research, students will create vessel type forms using materials found around their home. Materials such as paper, cardboard, paper mache, tape, glue and other discovered materials will be the primary building blocks. Students will be required to keep sketch books and to be working on drawings during the class. The work created will help to build a stronger bridge towards understanding the histories studied. Some books will be required to be purchased as text for this course.

Class members must purchase two books- “10,000 Years of Pottery”, by Emmanuel Cooper and Philip Rawson’s, “Ceramics”

Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only

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