Catalog 2013-2014

Topics in Humanities: Pottery

  • Semester: Fall
  • Course Number: HM271B
  • Instructors: Heather Stearns
  • Credit: 2

Course Description

In this hands-on course, students will explore and develop some mastery with a range of pottery forms and techniques. This is an intensive, studio based, skill building workshop in wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. Through daily demonstrations and individual instruction, plus plenty of practice time, students will explore a variety of forms in clay. By the end of this course, students will be able to throw a variety of basic pottery forms including bowls, mugs, tumblers, lidded jars, pitchers and candleholders. They will be well versed and practiced in handbuilding methods and capable of primitive firing techniques. Students will develop a vocabulary to discuss and critique pottery in terms of anatomy, form, craftsmanship, style and functionality.