ART 257 - Introduction to Raku

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Presents problems in the design and production of ceramic works using traditional and contemporary western approaches to Raku firing. Explores the art of Raku pottery, focusing on construction, decorating and firing techniques in addition to the aesthetics of the glazed form. Covers the history and aesthetics of the Raku process and how it developed into its present form.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 1 hour. Studio Instruction - 4 hours. Total Contact - 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is an introduction to the nature of the Raku pottery process. Emphasis is placed on acquiring and developing the fundamental skills and knowledge base associated with this dynamic process.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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