In this second level of ceramics, students will be asked to develop a body of artwork that reflects a growing understanding of building techniques and surface treatment. The development of personal direction and an individual artistic voice will be stressed. Projects will be concept driven, expecting students to be able to visually and verbally demonstrate the intent of the work. Focused time on the potter’s wheel will open up a new creative tool, and begin a dialogue on design and function. Students will have the opportunity to explore work and techniques of contemporary clay artists. (Prerequisite: VRTS 135C with a grade of “C” or higher.) A $50 ceramic studio fee will be assessed for all students taking VRTS 235C.