Ceramics 1 will introduce students to building with clay. Emphasis will be placed on the design elements; line, shape, texture, and color. Focus will be on the hand building techniques; pinch, coil and slabs. Functional as well as sculptural applications will be explored. Introduction to traditional and historical ceramic arts will be incorporated into their class experiences. Various glaze and decoration techniques for finishing work will be introduced in the Ceramics 1 class.