How do you like your coffee? How about steaming hot in a ceramic mug and pour over set you hand-built yourself?
This is one of our favorite projects that students make in Ceramics I. In our introductory Ceramics course, which runs both Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year, students make sculptural and functional forms in clay, covering traditional hand-building and surface treatment techniques. Ceramics I culminates in an exciting raku fire on the last day of class, and students leave with a solid foundation in working with clay and the ability to apply your new skill set to other 3-D work and materials.
We met up with Ceramics Department Head Rosa Dorantes and faculty member Lilliana to go over this fun project step-by-step.