Course code:



MA - Intermediate/Advanced

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Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

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Heaps accumulate behind the studio: broken flowerpots, mugs, and tchotchkes. Through this ceramic sculpture seminar, students will consider the lifecycle of clay– from slip to stoneware. In an age of mass-production, what meanings do we pull from the shard pile? Students in this course will make, unmake, and remake, iterative ceramic artworks while experimenting with ceramics repurposing methods such as mosaic, clay recycling, and re-firing found ceramic. Artists such as Phoebe Cummings, Nicole Seisler, and Sterling Ruby will guide our discourse as reclaim and remnants become conceptual material for sculptural practice. Students will be evaluated based on their participation in class discussions and critiques, as well as their inventiveness and demonstrated effort in ceramic assignments. Students should have taken a previous college level course in ceramics or have equivalent experience. If you are unsure about your prior work, please contact the instructor directly.


A college level course in ceramics or have equivalent experience.

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