Advanced Practice: Ceramics

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Adv Prac: Ceramic Alchemy
Fall 2024
Taught By: Faculty TBA
Section: A

CRN: 5898

Credits: 3

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to clay, covering its origins, physical properties, and the firing processes. Clay, as a constantly renewing resource on Earth, holds a unique status as one of the few substances devoid of inherent value, it's worth transmuted by the intervention of the artist. These foundational concepts serve as a backdrop for the introduction to fundamental techniques such as hand-building, surface treatment, and glazing. Examining works by artists Simone Fattal, Betty Woodman, Gabriel Orizco, Jumana Manna, Arlene Shechet and Robert Lugo, we'll also explore the intersection of printmaking and ceramics and investigate methods for coloring clay bodies. The course will introduce essential tools like the extruder, slab roller, and spray booth. As students explore their own unique visual language within this medium, discussions around material as meaning and the relationship of clay to body will be explored as we consider the ways in which this material is inextricably linked to the history of people throughout time.

Open to: All university graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; some seats reserved for MFA and BFA Fine Arts Students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:14pm EST 3/1/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024