Ceramics

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Aug
2
to Aug 15

Materials and Processes: Woodfire

David Peters and Perry Haas

CER 616 001
3 credit hours
Lab Fee $150

This multi-level ceramics course will incorporate wheel thrown and hand built vessels and objects to be fired in both a high temperature stoneware gas kiln and in Ox-Bow’s single chambered catenary style wood kiln that was built in 2005.  The first part of the course will be making individual work and firing the gas kiln with the second part being a collaborative effort in loading, firing, and unloading the work in the wood kiln.  Discussions, critiques, and slide lectures will be included.

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Jul
19
to Aug 1

Free Clay

Ian McMahon and Ashley Lyon
 

CER 624 001
3 credit hours
Lab Fee $150

In this class we will make sculptures using basic clay manipulating techniques (slabs, coiling, pinching, carving, etc...) as well as a variety of alternative approaches (paper-clay, unfired clay, combustible supports) and proceed to experiment and discover our own alternative approaches.  You will be encouraged to consider it in relation to other materials, both through incorporating alternative materials into clay bodies, as well as by challenging (or exploiting) conventional forms, practices, and the perceived boundaries of clay as a material. This class is intended to move beyond traditional technical instruction, and open up the dialogue on how we can use clay to convey and expand new meanings generally expressed with more conventional sculptural tools. This course will be open to beginning as well as advanced ceramic students; it will consist of demonstrations, critiques, slide presentations, and mostly, personal hands-on work. We will look at work from celebrated ceramicists like Cal Funk and Ken Price and artists like Johan Tahon and Salto Alto, to the sculpture of more historic artists like Matisse, Lucio Fontana, Niki de St. Phalle and contemporary makers like Vincent Fecteau, Rachel Harrison, Charles Long, Mark Manders, and Rebecca Warren.

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Jul
5
to Jul 18

Breaking Bad Habits

Ben and Delaney DeMott

CER 635 001
3 credit hours
Lab Fee $150

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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Jun
7
to Jun 20

Printmaking on Clay

Thomas Lucas and Paul Andrew Wandless

CER 637 001/PRINT 633 001
3 credit hours
Lab Fee $150

Printmaking is a process of transferring images, text and photographs from one place to another. Traditional printmaking techniques use inked plates, presses and fabric stretched on to a frame in the case of screenprinting.  This course will experiment with printing images on clay by hand using a range of techniques including screenprinting, relief and lithography. Utilizing simple tools to transfer images will allow for the creation of tiles, vessels and sculpture. Use different clay slips, stains, and modified underglaze and glazes on mainly low-temp clay bodies with the firing done in electric kilns and Raku. Expect a wide range of images, texture, pattern, and color.

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