Description
Ceramics Firing Techniques/Alternative Methods
The class will focus on different firing techniques. Techniques covered would be Raku, sawdust firings, the use of saggars at different temperatures, vapor glazes and primitive pit kilns, as well as more traditional luster firings and other low temperature techniques. Surface treatments to pots that enhance the uniqueness
of the firing would be stressed. Students will have the opportunity to build kilns and manage the firings themselves. If possible, the class would try to have pieces in, and help with, a wood firing and salt firing.

The class will meet in the Downtown Ceramics studio as well as at the
Commercial Ave Campus for some firings.
Details
Grading Basis
Official
Units
3
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Humanities/Fine Arts
Offering
Course
ART 20815296
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
Applied Arts
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisite: Ceramics 1, 20815290