Ceramics Area



Learn to handbuild, throw, slip cast and make molds. Specialized surfaces, like earthenware low temperature majolica, decals, as well as stoneware and porcelain high temperature glazes and atmospheric firings, like gas reduction, salt, and wood are taught as fundamental elements of the curriculum. Both contemporary and historical ceramic and art history is incorporated in studio classes as well as regular group and individual critiques. Advanced classes are not project based allowing students to focus their work and personal explorations while maintaining a vital interactive studio experience with fellow students and faculty with scheduled critiques, readings, discussions, visiting artists and slide lectures. Courses in kilns and clay and glaze formulation broaden student knowledge.


Ceramics Courses
CER 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Ceramics. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 208 Ceramics I
The development of form and surface through the use of handbuilding and wheel thrown techniques. Stoneware and Raku are explored. Prerequisite: ART 102 and ART 104. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 110 - LAWRENCE
3 14681
LAB Martinez, Antonio
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 110 - LAWRENCE
3 15605
LAB Wright, Shantel
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 110 - LAWRENCE
3 15606
CER 300 Special Topics in Ceramics: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 301 Concepts and Methods: Wheel Throwing
Intermediate ceramics course focusing on the potters' wheel as a tool. Coursework focuses on throwing skills and three-dimensional design concepts related to the functional ceramic vessel, wheel thrown sculpture, and creative problem-solving. Technical information supports an understanding of forming, surface development, glazing, and firing. Prerequisite: ART 131 or CER 208. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 302 Concepts & Methods: Hand Building
Intermediate ceramics course using hand-building techniques and processes supported by design and idea development. Techniques will include press molding, slab construction and coil-building, color and surface development through glazing and firing. Emphasis is placed on creative expression and communication of personal ideas. Prerequisite: ART 131 or CER 208. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Gross, Sarah
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 110 - LAWRENCE
3 26955
CER 402 Mold Making and Slip Casting
Intermediate ceramics course focusing on the production of plaster molds and the slipcasting process. Students will make molds and prototypes, produce porcelain casting slip, and develop strategies in casting as well as consider the use of the slipcasting technique as a conceptual tool. Undergraduate students who wish to take this for a second/continuing semester should enroll in CER 502. Prerequisite: ART 131 or CER 208. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 403 Advanced Topics in Ceramics
Advanced ceramics course using traditional and non-traditional approaches to ceramic art-making. Topics may include: wood firing, ephemeral art, large-scale sculpture, and/or digital technologies. This course can be repeated if topic varies. If same topic is repeated, students should enroll in CER 503. Prerequisite: CER 301 or CER 302 or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 500 Advanced Special Topics Ceramics: _____
Course to be offered in an area of specific interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Ceramics courses, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 502 Advanced Mold Making and Slip Casting
Advanced ceramics course focusing on the production of plaster molds and the slipcasting process. Students will make molds and prototypes, produce porcelain casting slip, and develop strategies in casting as well as consider the use of the slip-casting technique as a conceptual tool. Prerequisite: ART 131 or CER 208, and CER 402. Graduate students may enroll without prerequisites by instructor permission. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 503 Advanced Topics in Ceramics
Advanced ceramics course using traditional and non-traditional approaches to ceramic art-making. Topics may include: wood firing, ephemeral art, large-scale sculpture, and/or digital technologies. This course is intended as a continuation for a specific topic course in CER 403. Graduate students should enroll in CER 503 with no prerequisite required. Prerequisite: CER 301 or CER 302, CER 403, or permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Maude, Marshall
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 110 - LAWRENCE
3 26832
CER 504 Kilns
The principles in kiln design, including up-draft, down-draft, cross-draft, and electric kilns, and burner technology. Prerequisite: CER 301. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 505 Clay and Glaze Formulation
Formulation of the various clay bodies and glazes associated with ceramics. Prerequisite: CER 301. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 506 Production
Procedures, techniques, problems, and solutions for setting up and operating a production pottery studio, including the development of ceramic forms and glazes related to marketability and design and mold production for industry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CER 301 and CER 302. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 510 History of Ceramics
This course examines historical ceramics across the globe. Emphasis will be placed on the development and transmission of design, materials, and technique across various traditions. This course number is intended for undergraduate students. Graduate students should enroll in CER 710 History of Ceramics. Prerequisite: CER 131 or CER 208, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 515 Advanced Ceramics I
Development of individual direction in ceramics based on experience, research, and skills acquired in previous courses; capstone experience. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CER 301 and CER 402. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Gross, Sarah
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 110 - LAWRENCE
3 26976
CER 520 Advanced Ceramics II
Continuation of CER 515; capstone experience. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CER 515. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Gross, Sarah
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 110 - LAWRENCE
3 26977
CER 590 Internship in Ceramics
Practical experience in the use of artistic skills in approved and supervised academic or professional settings. May be repeated for credit; no more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written recommendation provided by the internship supervisor to the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and fifteen hours of Visual Art courses; and permission of instructor. INT.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Maude, Marshall
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 23194
CER 599 Individual Studies in Ceramics
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Ceramics courses or permission of instructor. IND.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Maude, Marshall
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18313
IND Gross, Sarah
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20605
CER 710 History of Ceramics
This course examines historical ceramics across the globe. Emphasis will be placed on the development and transmission of design, materials, and technique across various traditions. This course is for Graduate students. Undergraduate students should enroll in CER 510 History of Ceramics. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 715 Ceramics
Individual research. Prerequisite: CER 515 or equivalent. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Gross, Sarah
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 18167
CER 725 Glass
Individual research. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CER 815 Ceramics
Continuation of CER 805. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Maude, Marshall
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 18168
CER 825 Glass
Individual research. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.


CERAMICS FACULTY
Sarah Gross
Assistant Professor
785-864-1092
Chalmers Hall
Marshall Maude
Associate Professor
Chalmers Hall, Room 110A


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