Winter Courses in Ceramics

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Breaking Bad Habits

CER 635 3 credit hours
Instructor: Benjamin DeMott Chris Miller
$150 Studio & Lab Fee

Inspired by the rigor of Lars von Trier’s documentary “The Five Obstructions,” students in this course will challenge current trends of intuitive and provisional uses of clay. Through exercises, design challenges, and limitations, students will discover new technical and conceptual possibilities and will experience a range of ceramic material processes. Students at all levels working at the intersections of fine art and design are encouraged to enroll. Demonstrations and exercises will include fundamental hand building strategies, experiments in slip modification, post-firing assembly, and alternative finishing.

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