Syllabi & Projects


Syllabus – Stacked ADV section – Groups 1 & 2 – Spring 2020

Syllabus – Stacked ADV section – Group 3 – Spring 2020

Syllabus – FINA-S260 – Ceramics I – Spring 2020


Distilling the Complex Form

Explore methods of building complex objects with incremental multiple forms.

Repurpose / Rethink Project

Create a work using only discarded and thrown away materials.

Tools for the Apocalypse

What would you make to make your life easier in the apocalypse?

No Base Project

This project needs to be built in all directions, so it works upside down.

Respond Project

Respond to a news article of your choice with a work that is inspired by the text.

Interaction Project

Interact with an artist (studio visit, Skype call) and make work in response.

Face Jug Project

Explore the history of the face jug and create a new addition to its lineage.

Installation Project

Create an installation that engages the space between objects.

Observer to Participant

Create a work that transforms a viewer into a participant.

Still Life Project

Build a still life of objects about a trade or a tradesperson.

30″ Stack Project

Stack and join component parts together to create a 30″ stacked work.

Ritual Project

Create something to add to the lineage of ceramics being used in ritual.

Mixed Media Project

Create a work that combines multiple media and represents a memory.

Non-Traditional Project

Think differently about clay, removing its traditions to create new work.

Conversation Project

Make work that allows information to flow from the viewer to the maker (you).

Localized Text Project

Use text to rethink or shed new light on an existing space.

Mug Project

Create a set of 5 mugs to learn how to make and attach handles.

Goblet Project

Learn to throw and connect component parts to create a set of 5 chalices.

Adventure Art

Inspired by noted adventure artist, Steve Snell, we will have an adventure.

Public Art Project

For this project, create a work that exists in a public, non-gallery space.

Nature as Inspiration

You will use natural objects as textural and formal inspiration for new work.

Studio Potter Project

Use the archive of Studio Potter Journal to inspire a new work in your studio.

Thrown and Altered Project

For this project, create a work that exists in a public, non-gallery space.

“Make it Work!”

In this collaborative project inspired by Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, you’ll have to “Make it work!”