Wood Firing Kiln (CER4172.01)

Nicholas Oh

This course will look into the use of the wood kiln as an integral tool and part of the creative process in ceramic art. We will examine the structure of the wood kiln and learn the roles of fire and atmosphere in transforming glaze components into desired surfaces within the wood kiln. We will also discuss the history of kiln technology and how it has influenced the development of wares, kiln building, and the theoretical basis for kiln design and firing. Students will be expected to develop and produce work independently outside of class time for use in the firings.

Learning Outcomes:
* Comprehension of the materials, equipment and studio procedures for working with clay
* Establish technical proficiency in the most common firing processes used to finish a ceramic object
* Recognize their shared responsibility in cultivating an engaging, respectful, and productive learning community
* Ask meaningful questions and be able to actively participate in a critical dialogue

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: One completed Ceramics course. Email Anina Major (aninamajor@bennington.edu) if you have any questions.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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