L. Courtney Melton, M.Ed.Madison Central High School
This course is intended for those studying ceramics for the
first time and is a comprehensive introduction to the craft of clay working.
The primary emphasis is on studio work leading to a portfolio of finished
pieces by the end of the semester. In addition to demonstrations of technique
and technical assignments, you should take a field trip to view historic and
contemporary examples of fine ceramic art. Periodically throughout the term, I
will show slides or films to help illustrate what you are learning.
The main goal of this course is for the student to be able to create and hopefully
appreciate expressive, beautiful three dimensional clay forms. The student will have an
understanding of other cultures and periods of human expression in clay and begin to be proficient at forming clay objects.