ART 46B: POTTER'S WHEEL II
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||This course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to demonstrate increased visual awareness by creating, presenting and discussing three-dimensional ceramic projects.
- The student will be able to demonstrate intermediate level competency in wheel throwing techniques including centering, opening, gathering, collaring, pulling, and shaping methods. Students will also demonstrate intermediate level construction and joining techniques when applying handles, knobs, and sculptural additions to their wheel thrown projects.
The student will be able to:
A. Demonstrate intermediate clay processes using the potters' wheel.
B. Manipulate thrown forms on and off the wheel.
C. Demonstrate competency in various glazing and finish firing techniques.
D. Grasp basic understanding of material management from plastic wet to finished fired.
E. Solve technical construction problems that involve forming clay on the wheel.
A. Altered wheel-thrown forms
3. Low-relief carving
4. Paddling (squaring)
5. Surface pattern design, texture, and erosion techniques
B. Pouring vessels
1. Teapots with hand-built, pulled, and thrown spouts
2. Pitchers with hand-built, thrown, and pulled handles
C. Lidded jars
1. Inset-lid (flange on the jar)
2. Flange-lid (flange on the lid)
3. Thrown and hand-built finials, knobs, and handles
1. Historical recreation
2. Textured and stretched
4. Sectional (two or more pieces combined to create a larger form)
5. Coil-thrown, coil rim additions
1. Mixing bowl
2. Batter bowl
3. Soup bowl
4. Tea bowl (Winter and Summer design)
5. Shallow/flared bowl
1. Wax resist pattern techniques
3. Glaze spraying/layering
1. High fire reduction
2. Raku firing
3. Soda/vapor glazing
4. Saggar firing
Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, skills, and materials presented in class. Students work independently, with individual guidance from an instructor on a need or request basis.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Evaluation will be by critique of finished pieces based on principles presented in class. All pieces to be graded by instructor. Additional evaluation criteria:
A. Craftsmanship, attention to detail, and problem solving ability
B. On-time completion of the projects
C. Participation in class activities, discussions, and demonstrations
D. Museum report
E. Studio responsibilities and maintenance
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
There is no required text for this class. The in-classroom library will provide a variety of historical, contemporary, and technical ceramic books for student use.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Writing assignment: Depending on regional museum or gallery exhibitions applicable to course content, students will write a gallery report on a specific art work in the show or a series of art works of their choice. Students will write on form, surface, finishing techniques, perceived conceptual content, and their overall feeling of the chosen work(s).