(3 credits/lab fee)
An advanced study of the production of ceramic ware using the potter’s wheel as a primary
tool. Through a progression of experiences, personal research and practice, the student will
create open and vertical forms at the potter’s wheel, understand the basic nature of clay, the
techniques necessary for throwing and trimming, and produce finished glazed pieces for
critique. Students completing this course will acquire a knowledge of advanced methods
used to create wheel-thrown pottery, the characteristics of clay, the process of firing and an
understanding of ceramic composition.