Designing functional ceramic forms, throwing on the potter's wheel, glazing and firing are the primary focus in this ceramics course. The student should be developing his or her personal voice in clay through throwing and altering forms. The student will also be setting up, researching and solving problems in concept, form, surface, iconography, glaze, firing and self-expression in three personal series pieces. Experimentation, research, and extensive ceramic production are vital to artistic growth. Students are required to develop skills at designing form and at wheel throwing and decorating. A body of work reflecting a personal style and content will be developed. Students should also become more aware of the historical and contemporary ceramic scene.