This course will introduce students to various ceramic construction processes including pinch, coil, slab and modeling. Once a vocabulary of technical abilities is achieved, students may begin working on individual projects. Each week a new technique will be demoed, covering both functional pieces and sculptural exploration. Individual attention will be provided to students during class, so that questions pertaining to specific projects can be answered. As the course progresses, demonstrations will become more complex, covering various ways of building and decorating the surface (carving, appliqué, using colored slip and under-glaze, sgraffito, glazing techniques). Inspirational images and written material will be provided to jump start the creative process and help with problem solving. Clay & glazes supplied; Firing Fees additional @ $0.03 per cubic inch.