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Ceramics 4: Advanced

Course Number: 10306203
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-306-203 CERAMICS 4: ADVANCED ...Refine your abilities and work toward gaining the expertise needed to operate a contemporary studio. While students will apply their developed skills to produce a series of work and continue to participate in group critiques, the emphasis will be on testing and analysis of a variety of glazing materials and advanced firing methods and practices. Students will discuss creating glazes from raw commercial materials, identify glaze defects and faults, practice loading and unloading an electric kiln, and recognize alternative fuel sources for raku firing versus firing an electric kiln. (Prerequisite: 10-306-202 CERAMICS 3: INTERMEDIATE)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

Most NWTC classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Learn more about how our class schedule can help you succeed.

Course Competencies

  1. Fire pottery to a lasting state using alterative firing methods
  2. Generate button tests on glaze materials
  3. Create line blend tests on selected materials
  4. Identify glaze defects and faults
  5. Discuss creating personal glazes from raw commercial materials
  6. Apply previous skills to produce a series of work
  7. Load and unload and electric kiln
  8. Discuss firing an electric kiln
  9. Analyze alternative fuel sources and their characteristics
  10. Fire using one or more alternative fuel source – Raku firing
  11. Participate in a group critique
  12. Discuss best practices for being a professional ceramicist