The course explores clay as a medium of expression and aims to provide students with experimentation in forming methods (pottery and sculpture), firing, decoration and glazing, and theory. Students will study shape and function. Through this discipline, students will apply the methods, technologies, and processes of ceramic art in order to create pieces ranging from common use objects to unique sculptures. Both art majors and non-art majors are welcome. The course is designed for beginners; however, students with previous experience may also attend. They will be asked to show their portfolios to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Variations to the course program, depending on individual needs and the level of the students, are possible.