Ceramics: History and Place (CER4232.01)

Barry Bartlett

This class will be based on research into the history of European and American ceramic arts, covering both ceramic production and the aesthetic outcomes. We will focus on events, directions and issues, which have influenced the making of ceramic objects in these countries from ancient times to the turn of the Century. Students will work on the preparation and presentation of 2 lectures each as a way to develop focused research, as well as to acquire new knowledge into the history of the medium covering both its industrial might and as an art form. Our research will include a local study of the town of Bennington and its relationship to the original pottery started in 1785 and its reincarnations over the years leading up to the 19th century. Some books will be required to be purchased as text for this course. Class time will be split between lecture and research work.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
T 8:20am - 12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
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