Ceramics I .5 credit The Ceramics I course introduces students to the basic hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques used for successfully working with clay. Each student can explore functional and sculptural methods with the goal being a greater understanding of design as it applies to three-dimensional forms. Proper use of tools and equipment will be stressed along with basic glazing and firing methods. History of ceramics is incorporated into lectures, assignments, and field trips. Observation, memory, and independent thinking are important components of this class.