Building on the skill set acquired in VSAR 188A Introduction to Pottery, this course will provide instruction of structural form and design, making functional pottery, glazing techniques, and kiln operations. Hands on practice of techniques will be the focus of this course.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 30
Lecture Hours: 0.5
Laboratory Hours: 2.5
This course is offered online:
VSAR 188A Introduction to Pottery or equivalent skills, or permission of instructor
The course will accommodate the individual needs of the students to the advancement of their skills in the areas of:
- Types of glazes
- Safe handling of materials
- Glazing techniques
- Studio kiln types
- Operation procedures
A continuation of VSAR 188A Introduction to Pottery I, this course will allow students to continue to explore wheel thrown and hand built pottery.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate:
- advanced wheel thrown techniques
- design (structure and form), shaping, trimming, decorating, glazing, and firing techniques
Competencies in these techniques will be demonstrated at an intermediate level.
This course is intended for general interest learners as well as learners wishing to transfer to another institute for further study.
Assignments: 80 %
Participation: 20 %
Number of Assignments:
Nature of Participation:
Active participation in classroom activities, demonstrations, and discussion; as well as consistent attendance
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
The number of assignments may vary from 8-10.
Students are expected to purchase their own clay and working tools, which will be available the first night of class, payable to the DC Potters Guild.