Adjunct Instructor- Sculpture

Title – Adjunct Instructor
Start Date – Fall Semester, 2020
Department   Sculpture

SC206 Ceramic Sculpture (3 Credits)

Mondays and Wednesdays  8:20am-11:00am

Position Description

This course covers basic methods of non-functional ceramics and investigates experimental use of clay as a sculptural medium. Students create free-standing, hand-built forms through the use of basic techniques such as: slabs, coil-building, press-form molding, carving and simple armatures. Issues of design execution such as volume, weight, color, form, choice of clay body and texture are also covered. Students gain an understanding of the transformative nature of the firing process as well as the properties of raw clay. Students use ceramic forms as a sculptural element and combine them with other materials to develop contemporary possibilities of a time honored material. An awareness of current discourse in an art historical perspective regarding the use of clay are addressed through discussions

Requirements

A Master’s degree is required.  Three years higher education experience preferred.

Additional Requirements

Knowledge of hand building processes and trends in the technology or contemporary ceramics.

Position takes place in a shop environment. Ability to follow safety protocols is required in this high touch environment.

To Apply

Please forward a letter of interest, teaching philosophy, c.v., a list of three professional references, portfolio and examples of student work to: to the Human Resource department at Montserrat College of Art, hr@montserrat.edu, with the subject line “Ceramic Sculpture” Application deadline: July 31, 2020.