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CCR 3600. Special Topics: Ceramics. 3 Credits.

Students will explore ways of representing the human form utilizing various hand-building techniques. Pinch, coil, and slab methods will be reinterpreted with the hollow figure/vessel in mind. Gesture studies in clay will form a basis for understanding the connection between the inherent plasticity of the clay and the animation of the body. Sustained figure modeling studies will address more traditional sculptural focus using life models. Surface treatments will include the use of slips, engobes, sgrafitto, as well as glaze and firing options.