Students work to expand their knowledge of clay as an art medium and to improve the skills learned in Ceramics. They complete specific assignments and plan some of their own projects. Projects are more complex and require more time. Assignments might include covered pots, teapots, cups and saucers, plates, dinnerware sets and slab-built boxes. There is a great deal of flexibility within the assignments and some might include a written or presentation component. Craftsmanship, creativity, and an appreciation for the elements that are inherent in well-made functional pottery are emphasized in this class. This course may be taken as an IB Visual Art. Please see the IB Visual Arts description
IB diploma candidates who would like to take ceramics as an IB Visual Art, but do not have previous experience in ceramics, should enroll in this class rather than the beginning ceramics class. They will be following a different curriculum than those who have previous experience on the wheel, at least during the first term. IB diploma candidates who are interested in clay, but concerned about having their first experience of ceramics in an intermediate class, can consider Materials and Methods of Sculpture as an alternative.
Open to: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors