Course code:



I - Introductory

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Upon occasion

Hand-Built-Pots explores potentialities of form and function in contemporary ceramics. Through this intro-level handbuilding course, students will learn ceramic methods such as coil-building, slab construction, and press molding as they consider/create clay pots. Students in this course will take up vessel-making to explore storytelling, personal metaphor, and conceptual practice. Histories of the vessel will provide context for ceramic explorations, as artists such as Magdalene Odondo, Betty Woodman, and Toshiko Takaezu guide our conversations. Assignments include the production of a series of vessel-inspired artworks. Students will be evaluated based on their participation in class discussions and critiques, as well as their inventiveness and demonstrated effort in ceramic assignments.



Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.