Grades 11, 12
This course is designed for the serious ceramics students who are dedicated to furthering their knowledge, skills, and creative endeavors in clay. All projects are built on the foundations of Ceramics II. Students gain knowledge and skill at a higher level, using hand building and the potter’s wheel. They are actively involved in the individual design of each proposed project. Students need to spend additional time working after school due to the complex nature of the projects. Students will demonstrate an understanding of ceramic vocabulary and pug clay, and assist in loading and unloading the kiln. They will incorporate art history themes into their work and decorate projects using a variety of methods. Focus on quality construction will be a top priority. Over and under glazes are used, and students must maintain a notebook with sketches and design proposals. Students are responsible for fees or cost required to complete final projects.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Ceramics and Ceramics II.