ART 9 CERAMICS FUNDAMENTALS
Recommended Preparation: ART 80
A basic survey course covering both handbuilding and wheel throwing, with an emphasis form and design. A general survey of ceramic history is presented in context with clays clay bodies, glazes, and firing.
ART 10 CERAMICS - HANDBUILDING I
Richard WhiteProfessor, Ceramics
B.A. Arts & Craffts, Cowell College UCSC
M.F.A. NYSCC Alfred University, NY
ART 13 CERAMICS - WHEEL III
Prerequisite: ART 12
A continuation of throwing skills emphasizing contemporary decorative and design techniques. Emphasis is placed on problems related to student's individual needs.
ART 216 CERAMICS - HANDBUILDING II
Prerequisite: ART 10
Emphasizing a continuation of basic handbuilding techniques. The focus is on developing the individual's skills in design, fabrication, and finishing. Form and function are stressed.
ART 217 CERAMICS - HANDBUILDING III
Prerequisite: ART 216
A continuation of handbuilding techniques and skills with emphasis placed on individualized student projects. The focus will be on contemporary issues of scale, design, and concept.
John is the Art Department Senior Fine Arts Lab Technician, and also teaches Introduction to Intermediate Throwing and Introduction to Hand-Building. He shares duties with the other lab tech, Duane Matthews, which include service and maintenance on all of the equipment for painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, and ceramics classes. For the ceramics classes, he mixes glazes, fires kilns and makes clay. He earned a BFA in Ceramics and Painting at California State Fullerton and a MFA in Ceramics at Bowling Green State University, OH.
John is also an artist and his medium of choice is clay. He thinks of pottery as a formal study for sculpture. When asked why many of his sculptures and pottery have a rubber ducky theme, he said he likes for people to smile when they look at his work.