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ARTS 502 East Asian Wedged Coil Techniques

(1 credit/lab fee) 

The East Asian Wedged Coil Technique is one of the most valuable methods for the construction of asymmetrical work. A master potters’ tradition, East Asian coil combines coil technique with wheel concepts providing the greatest wet structural strength for clay sculpture. The course will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on exercises to teach advanced coil making and building, as well as advanced techniques of coil riveting, ribbing, bridging, boating and bracing for large and/or sculptural forms in clay.