Course Description

Dig deeper into everything you know about ceramics. This course is designed for students with previous clay experience who want to expand their knowledge and skills in creating glazes using raw materials, plaster mold making, wheel throwing, slab construction, and hand building. Extension and BFA students are encouraged to create their own body of work. The final assignment is related to the Otis College Spring Ceramic Exhibition, which has been extremely successful and historically significant. Under the expertise of Otis College of Art and Design Professor Joan Takayama-Ogawa, students develop their practice from home with weekly Zoom meetings. Firing provided on campus.

  • Open lab hours will not be available for the spring semester due to COVID-19 campus safety measures.  Firing provided with health and safety measures.

  •  Stay at Home Clay Kits and 50 lbs of clay included with enrollment of this 15-week course.




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Section Title
Intermediate Ceramics
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Jan 19, 2021 to May 04, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Materials List

Course Requirements

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed.

Section Notes
  • No Meeting Date(s): 3/23/21

  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous

  • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.                                                                                      

  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.

  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.


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