Survey of American Ceramics

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Survey of American Ceramics

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jeannine Falino

Section: A

CRN: 7710

Credits: 3

This intensive course will familiarize students with history of ceramics as it occurred in the Americas, largely North America, and the internal and external influences that affected its trajectory. Students will be exposed to the visual panorama of this subject and gain an awareness of the historical forces that affected the material’s look, feel, and function. This survey will begin with ancient Native American pottery before moving on to the American colonies and regional attempts in porcelain, redware, and stoneware. The growth of the ceramics industry in the nineteenth and twentieth century will be compared and contrasted with advances in studio pottery and the rise of ceramics as an academic discipline. The revival of Native American pottery will receive special attention as an outgrowth of regional and national support. There will be an emphasis on academically-trained potters working from the post-war [World War II] era to the present, whose work ranges from functional and nonfunctional, to activist and conceptual. There will be at least one or two opportunities for the examination of works of art in the New York area.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: Parsons Dec Arts Cooper Hewitt (PD)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 10:52am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020