Ah…the humble porcelain bowl or cup…or is it? Could you make one? Could you make a thousand? Could you make any money? What else could you design and make if you understood the process—the possibilities of form, ornamentation and decoration not available in any other processes?
This studio will explore the rigors of slip-cast production. Students will learn both the joys, frustrations and possibilities of manufacturing in ceramics. You will learn basic mould making, casting and glazing techniques to produce by the end of semester a batch of products ready for a particular market. The studio will explore how contemporary technology such as cad and 3-d printing intersects with ancient techniques still in use today.
Ceramics…part science, part art, part alchemy…earth, wind, fire and water combine to create some of the most exquisite objects ever created.
This studio will cost additional funds for materials and firing. Students should expect to outlay $200-300 for the semester.