Ceramics class is an introduction to the basic hand-building, glazing and firing techniques used when working with clay. We will touch upon the history of ceramics as an art form, what clay is and where it comes from. There will be an emphasis on basic hand-building techniques, surface treatment and function, as well as the development of creativity. The pottery wheel will also be introduced. By the end of the year, students will have completed several functional and decorative pieces.