Background and Course Objectives
"Pottery is at once the simplest and the most difficult of the arts." -Sir Herbert Read (poet)
Through the development of human culture from ancient to modern times, a common material was clay formed for expression and function. It gives a fascinating insight into past societies-reflecting and documenting their historical development. Ceramics is a craft made to be beautiful, admired for its perfection of form and materials and for its unique expression of its makers. The craft of ceramics involves making objects from clay. It can be pinched, pulled, stretched, rolled, kneaded and pushed into shape by craftsman hands.
In this course students will learn techniques, vocabulary, multiculturalism, self-identity incorporating artistic perception, creative expression, historical/cultural context and aesthetic valuing, making connections and relationships to students interests and future career opportunities.