July 16, 2016 –
Date: 7/16-8/6 Sa
Cost: $75 (limited to 8 students)
Location: Rostan 1
Course Learning Objectives
- Demonstrate knowledge of decorative techniques
- Demonstrate ability to produce simple forms with rounded edges
- Learn to prepare a glaze
- Learn to use wax resist and water color techniques to decorate ceramic forms
Learn the art of hand built pottery in this 4 week study. Student will create simple hand built forms focus on decorating these object with an array of low fire techniques. Students will produce brightly decorated surfaces using wax resist, terra sigillata, water color techniques associated with maiolica glaze. A wide selection of bright industry colors will be available. All levels welcome.
8 hrs: Practice a variety of flat bottomed wares such as crocks, bowls, steins and jugs
1 hr: make glaze/lecture
3 hr: Glazing wares
1CEU may be awarded upon successful completion of 10 hours.
Textbook(s) Required: None, handouts will be available
Supplies or Other Requirements: Basic Pottery Wheel throwing kit available at WPCC bookstore
Students will be evaluated on their performance through evaluations of the following tasks: creating flat bottomed wares that do not need trimmed but are not heavy, trimming, handle application, slip and glaze application. In addition, students must complete tasks such as preparing and loading a salt kiln.
Grading & Minimum Passing Criteria
Student must produce a minimum of 10 forms. All handles additions should be competent in that they will not crack off or be sharp to the touch. Good attendance is a requirement for a satisfactory grade. 50% of wares should have slip decoration.
If a student misses class, they are missing valuable studio time that cannot be made up outside of class. Students must come to class on time, as lateness is a disruption to the class and the tardy student will miss valuable information through lecture and demonstrations.
Signing Up for a Personal Enrichment Class
Continuing Education classes offered through our Workforce and Professional Development Division, have a pre-registration policy, with the exception of Fire/Rescue, EMT/EMS, Law Enforcement, HRD and CTP program areas. You must register and pay any registration fees two business days/48 business hours prior to the start date of the class. For example, if the class starts on Monday, the last day to register is Thursday. For information, please contact our Records and Registration Department at (828) 448-6046.
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