This course is designed for the intermediate or advanced ceramic student who is ready to focus intensely on a project. Projects will be conceptually based, requiring investigation on an individual level. Issues to be raised in this class will include functional and sculptural forms relating to the history of ceramic objects. Readings and research will supplement studio exploration. There will be emphasis on glazing and the firing process. Each student will be required to give a presentation on an artist or an issue of interest to them in the arts and its relationship to their own artwork. Seniors will be required to write an artist statement and submit a photographic portfolio of their senior work in ceramics.