-Students will create clay objects using traditional and contemporary wheel throwing methods of construction that successfully maintain their physical integrity and effectively convey the artist’s intent. This will engage issues of craftsmanship, critical thinking, and spatial reasoning.
-Students will create, among other things various utility-oriented forms on the potters wheel including (but not limited to) vases, mugs, bowls, etc. They will be glazed and fired in a high temperature kiln. These vessels will be pleasant both to look at and to use. This will require the use of a personal aesthetic sensibility, creative thinking, spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and environmental consciousness.
-Students will, at times, assist in loading and unloading kilns.
-Students should invest a high degree of imagination and personal vision in objects they create during this course. Toward this end, the final critique/group discussion will represent the culmination of the semester’s experiences.
- During class discussion and critiques, students will analyze aesthetic reactions to their work and the work of others, as well as evaluate the successful incorporation of assignment criteria.