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2018 Ceramic Arts Workshops and Studio Courses

ARTS 505 Masters’ Throwing

January 11-14, 2018 and August 16-19, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joyce Michaud

Workshop Fee: $325 2 credits/Graduate Tuition

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 forces affecting the movement of clay during the throwing process in a synthesis of skill, knowledge and artistic expression.

ARTS 507 Plates and Platters

April 21-22, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joyce Michaud

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

Prerequisites: ARTS 503 or ARTS 505

An in-depth study of the throwing and finishing plates and large platters, including structural strength concepts for low open forms, methods for centering, a variety of throwing techniques, information on finishing, firing and composition.

ARTS 512 Eastern and Western Trimming Techniques

Dec. 9-10, 2017
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Muller

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

Prerequisites: ARTS 503 or ARTS 505

The importance of the finishing of the thrown work by turning the foot and the trimming of excess clay to refine the form has often been overlooked. The details of trimming enhance or destroy the structural integrity of the form. It is critical for the potter to understand the qualities essential for the structure and aesthetics of the completed piece.

ARTS 520 Photographing Ceramics

February 2-4, 2018
Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joyce Michaud

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

Lab fee. The study of aesthetic considerations in photographing ceramic art. Composition of the object as it relates to the camera frame. Students will evolve a personal portfolio and slide library of individual works and images.

ARTS 525 Electric Kilns

February 9-11, 2018
Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa York

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

An in-depth study of all aspects of modern electric kilns used for ceramics, including design, construction and materials, related supplies and equipment, loading procedures, operation, unloading, routine maintenance, diagnosis of common problems and repair, safety and selection criteria for choosing the appropriate kiln for different applications.

ARTS 531 Wood Firing Theory

March 23-27, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joseph Delphia

Workshop Fee: $385 2 credits/Graduate Tuition

A study in wood firing with information on stoking patterns, heat rise and firing theory, wadding composition and placement, loading and stacking procedures, types of woods, stoking patterns; the effects of oxidation/reduction cycles and more will be covered. Full participation in all aspects of preparation and firing is required.

ARTS 540 Clay and Glaze Chemistry, Theory, and Practice

Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 11, April 15, May 6, 2018
Sundays 9-5 p.m. and online lectures
Instructor: Matthew Katz

Workshop Fee: $485 3 credit/Graduate Tuition

Directed research and laboratory testing with selected topics in clay and glaze composition, clay/glaze relationship, color, texture, and new materials. A continuing study of clay bodies, testing and correction of body formulas, plus development of base glazes.

ARTS 545 Large Scale and Composite Sculpture

January 16-May 11 , 2018
Thursdays 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Instructor: Kevin Rohde

Workshop Fee: $700 3 credits/Graduate Tuition

Lab fee. Directed study in design, construction and finishing of composite and architectural ceramics with emphasis on specific engineering requirements for construction, drying and firing. Topics will include construction methods for slab, coil, composite, mural and architectural projects.