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ARTS 505 Ceramic Wheel: Masters’ Throwing Concepts

(Summer or winter term/2 credits/lab fee) 

An in-depth study of advanced throwing concepts designed to assist the student to cognitively understand the essence of clay, the broadcast potential of the medium and learn to respond to the movement and the forces affecting the clay during the throwing process in a synthesis of skill, knowledge and artistic expression. Students will build skills, refine technique and increase efficiency in the use of the potter’s wheel, through an exploration of structural strength concepts for wheel-thrown forms, correlation of knowledge of the nature of clay and the forces affecting the movement of the clay on the spinning wheel and exercises designed to train students to feel and direct the movement of the clay in order to increase efficiency.