ART 244: Intermediate Ceramics–wheelthrowing

Credits 3
Studio Hours

Development of wheelthrowing techniques, vessel and structural concepts, and surface treatment and glazing. May be repeated up to 6 credits. NOTE: Art Majors: ART 243 and 244 must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as ART 242, Introduction to Ceramics.


Credit for ART 105C, or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate through completed projects, a basic proficiency in wheel throwing techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of color and color theory through the use of various decorated techniques: slips, oxides, engobes, stains, and glazes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clay bodies, oxidation and reduction firing, and of the basic chemical compositions of glazes.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the visual elements and the design principles while creating ceramic vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate innovative and inventive problem solving, through creative decision-making and insightful articulation of finished ceramics vessels and sculptural forms.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate creative ideas through three-dimensional visualization techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of drawing as a tool for conceptualization and documentation of personal imagery and technical investigation of the ceramic process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historic and contemporary examples of wheel made ceramics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate the concepts and intent of a finished ceramic object.