Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

ART 276 ‡ Soda and Salt Firing (1)

Prerequisite(s): ART 270 and concurrent enrollment in ART 231, ART 275, ART 290, or ART 292.

Recommended Preparation: ART 275.

An introduction to the traditional advanced process of soda and salt firing of ceramics. Topics include kiln loading, the use of refractory materials, and the introduction of sodium. Students will experiment with various techniques and materials, including clay bodies, slips, engobes, oxides, and glazing. They will also explore historical and contemporary approaches to atmospheric sodium firings. For students interested in art for career opportunities or for personal growth and self-expression.

1 hour lecture, 1 hour studio.

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