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ARTT 1460 - Ceramics 1

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Introduction to ceramic handcraft; design processes, hand building methods, throwing on the potter’s wheel, decoration, glazing, and firing.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in ceramics using additive and reductive methods.

Objectives: The student will complete:

  1. A coil built ceramics piece.
  2. A wet slab constructed ceramics piece.
  3. A wheel thrown ceramics piece.
  4. A reductive (carved) ceramic piece.

Outcome 2: Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in clay body usage.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Make a clay body from raw materials.
  2. Make a glaze from raw materials.
  3. Demonstrate and utilize basic ceramics terminology.

Outcome 3: Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in studio tools and equipment.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Use various hand tools for creating a ceramics piece.
  2. Demonstrate various firing temperatures in clay body firings.
  3. Load and unload ceramics kilns
  4. Load and unload raku kilns
  5. Demonstrate proper use of the ceramics wheel process.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe work habits and use proper studio etiquette in a studio environment.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Use appropriate safety standards.
  2. Use tools properly.
  3. Follow proper shop methodology.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Session and Topic:

  1. Class introduction to ceramics studio and safety practices
  2. Coil building
  3. Clay bodies
  4. Slab building
  5. Slips and glazes
  6. Wheel throwing
  7. Kiln and firing
  8. Reductive ceramics
  9. Raku firing

Primary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Secondary Faculty
Lambert, Julie
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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