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Allen Hall/Unit One: A creative community in a small college environment

ART 210: Ceramics

The Allen Hall ceramics lab houses 10 wheels and three kilns including a raku kiln for outdoor reduction firings. The lab also has a full dry materials room for endless glaze experimentation. The class focuses on handbuilding and wheel- throwing with a variety of assignments that are both sculptural and functional. Non-traditional techniques are incorporated into some assignments with an emphasis on experimenation and pushing traditional boundaries of the material. The highlights are an outdoor raku firing/pizza party, Japanese Tea Ceremony, and a final feast that revolves around dishes that are made specifically for each food that is brought.

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