32:256 The Chemical Palette [Xu]

Prerequisite: 32:151, 32:186 or permission of Instructor.

This studio course is a guided exploration in clay and glaze technology. It is an in-depth examination of the function and preparation of raw materials used in clay bodies and glazes. Students will learn how to create clay and glaze recipes formulated for specific working methods and outcomes. Usable clay and glazed bodies will be developed in the practica through mixing and firing. Students will utilize and apply theory gained through experimental material analysis.

1.5 lecture hours per week, 2.5 studio hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Lin Xu