In Material Science students will be exploring the science of glaze chemistry beginning with developing an understanding of the major components of a glaze and culminating with establishing the ability to create original glazes designed to fulfill predetermined traits. Some of the subjects explored will be color development, surface, glazes designed for the three major firing temperatures, the effects of firing on glaze outcomes, correcting glaze faults, and exploring clay bodies. These objectives will be facilitated through testing, line blends, triaxial blends, and shrinkage tests. The overarching goal of this class is to enable students with the technical knowledge to express themselves through ceramics coherently with a comprehensive understanding of the material. This course is designed to help the intermediate and advance ceramic student and is a co-requisites to Barry Bartlett’s class , Glaze- Redesigning the Ceramic’s Studio’s Glazes.
Corequisites: (CER4105.01) Glaze-Redesigning the Ceramic Studio’s Glazes taught by Barry Bartlett