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ARTS 503 Ceramic Wheel: Intensive Throwing

(Both semesters/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.