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College Catalog 2024-2025
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ARTT 1480 - Ceramics 3

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ARTT 1470  and ARTT 2560  

Advanced work in the art and craft of clay and glazes. Additive, reductive, and formative construction; lab practice; architectural scale ceramics; combining media, field trips. May be taken twice for credit.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize techniques previously learned to make significant sculptural and functional ceramics pieces.

Objectives: Students will complete:

  1. Select varied media and use various techniques to execute conceptual ceramics pieces.
  2. Use mixed media in creation of a significant ceramics piece.
  3. Create a large free standing ceramics piece to be utilized in an architectural setting.

Outcome 2: Upon the completion of this course, students will demonstrate competence in glaze composition and firing.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Learn empirical formulas.
  2. Load glaze kiln and tend firing.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe work habits and use proper shop etiquette in a studio environment.

Objectives: Students will:

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

  • 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

Session and Topic:

  1. Class introduction, ceramic studio orientation, safety agreement, in class assignment
  2. Project #1 Create a mixed media ceramics piece
  3. Project #2 Critical thinking paper
  4. Project #3 Create a significant architectural scale ceramics piece
  5. Project #4 Field trip to see professional ceramics studio
  6. Project #5 Create a significant additive ceramics piece
  7. Project #6 Create a significant ceramics piece
  8. Project #7 Create a significant ceramics piece
  9. Project #8 Kiln methodology
  10. Project #9 Glaze methodology
  11. Final critique, last day of class

Primary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Secondary Faculty
Lambert, Julie
Associate Dean
Parker, Catherine
Pritchett, Marie

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

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