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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

Online Exhibition: The Collective

  • Despite the pandemic we would like to present our artwork to you. Using our Collective effort the Fine Arts Seminar class of Fall semester 2020, has created this virtual show. Welcome to The Collective.
  • image credit: Jon Carpetis
Online Exhibition: The Collective Online Exhibition: The Collective

Online Exhibition: 2020 Fine Art Seminar

  • This showcase is an opportunity for the Fine Art Seminar class to gather our work, and express our talents and passions amidst the Covid Pandemic. We, as a collaborative, have come together to create a virtual exhibition of our best work for you.
Online Exhibition: 2020 Fine Art Seminar Online Exhibition: 2020 Fine Art Seminar

Student Exhibition Fall 2020

  • A showcase of the incredible talent and success of our students in their exploration and execution of art. All the featured artwork was made this semester by students enrolled in Art, Art History, and Design courses.
  • image credit: Zairelis Lopez
Student Exhibition Fall 2020 Student Exhibition Fall 2020

Areas of Study