This class is for students new to throwing on the potter’s wheel and for students who would like to expand their skills. The focus will be using the potter’s wheel as a tool for generating clay forms with an emphasis on pottery making. While developing and expanding their throwing skills, students will also explore various possibilities for assembling wheel-thrown elements and will experiment with both functional and non-functional formats. Students will be introduced to the whole ceramic process, from wet working to glazing and finally firing. This class will meet twice a week. To reduce student density in the studio the class will be divided into two sections. Each group will meet in person for one of two weekly classes. The in-person classes will be hands-on and demonstration based; the second class meeting of the week will be asynchronous and will include lectures introducing readings and research that connect and expand on the hands-on assignments. If the College deems it necessary to go to remote instruction, this class will utilize home-based materials and will focus on research, sketching, and paper-based 3-D construction.
Please note that this course will require additional materials to be purchased by the student.
Two classes per week: one synchronous/ one asynchronous
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Ceramics , Fully In-Person
Tags: Create , clay , ceramics , pottery , VA