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Ceramics

The ceramics program at CCRI provides students with the general knowledge of the processes, materials, and construction methods involved in working with clay. The courses offer methods of construction ranging from the use of hand building techniques to create sculpture oriented objects to the creation of functional vessels on the pottery wheel. With an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving, a student will learn the processes necessary to create a ceramic object from concept to the finished project.

Courses

Ceramics I ARTS 1650 

Ceramics IThis course acts as an introduction to fine art ceramics. Coil, slab, and other basic hand building methods as well as glazing and various kiln firing methods are covered.

Kiln and basic glazes are provided; clay and individual tools must be purchased.

Studio: 4 hours

Prerequisites

  • None

Works

Ceramics II ARTS 1660 

Ceramics II This course concentrates on the use of the wheel to create forms for functional pottery or sculptural investigations. Kiln and basic glazes are provided; tools must be purchased.

Studio: 4 hours

Prerequisites

  • ARTS 1650 Ceramics I or permission of instructor.

Works

Ceramics III ARTS 2660

Ceramics III ARTS 2660This course requires students to develop a written proposal for a project, or projects they will develop and create by the conclusion of the semester.

Exploration of alternate construction methods other than those covered in Ceramics I and II are encouraged as well as an investigation into a personal artistic voice in clay. Kiln and basic glazes are provided; clay and tools must be purchased.

Studio: 4 hours

Prerequisites

  • ARTS 1650 Ceramics I
  • ARTS 1660 Ceramics II

Works

Current Exhibitions

Student Exhibition Fall 2021

  • A showcase of the incredible talent, determination and creativity of our students. All the featured artwork was made this semester by students as coursework in the Art, Art History, and Design Department.
  • image credit: 'Miri the Wolf' by Charis Beaudoin
Student Exhibition Fall 2021 Student Exhibition Fall 2021

Student Exhibition Fall 2021

  • Browse the exhibition at the link below to see drawings, paintings, photography, digital art, graphic design and more. We applaud our students, and invite you to explore the exhibition!
  • image credit: 'Look With Your Eyes Not Your Mouth' by Faith Lapierre
Student Exhibition Fall 2021 Student Exhibition Fall 2021

Areas of Study