Ceramics

Studio art supplies can be expensive. Lab fees may be required.

Introduction to Ceramics

VAFA181

Lectures, demonstrations, and practice introduce students to the historical, cultural, scientific, creative, and expressive basis of ceramics. Developing a personal viewpoint as an outgrowth of the ceramic process is encouraged by emphasizing historical perspectives, design, basic pottery skills, and exploration.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Ceramics II

VAFA282

Emphasis is placed on developing a consistent body of work stressing wheel work and hand building. Laboratory and practical study of clays and glazes are explored. Slide presentations, lecture, and demonstrations expose students to the history of world ceramics and current techniques used by today’s ceramic artists and industry.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAFA181 (C or better)
Corequisite: None