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ARTS 540 Clay and Glaze Chemistry, Theory and Practice

Prerequisites: ARTS 511 and ARTS 521. (Second semester/3 credits/lab fee) 

Directed study research and laboratory testing with selected topics in clay and glaze composition, clay/glaze relationship, color, texture and new materials. A continuing study of clay bodies, the properties desired by the studio potter and testing and correction of body formulas such as stoneware, porcelain, flameware, throwing and handbuilding, plus slips,sigilatta and glaze base.