Students are exposed to the science and techniques of making glazes. Students learn the chemical properties and firing properties of approximately 160 different glaze mixtures. Students learn the safe use of glaze materials and the application to advanced ceramic sculpture. At the conclusion of this course, students demonstrate competency in safely formulating the chemical compounds required for original ceramic sculptures, as well as the relationship of materials, firing processes, and these compounds in the practice of ceramic sculpture. Competency is determined through written tests, sample tiles analysis and critiques.