Oct 18, 2021  
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ASCE 3320 - Sex, Drugs, and Rocks


Credits: 3

Beyond their more common uses, pots have traditionally been used ritually and socially in conjunction with powerful substances and forces, which are often depicted in a pot’s form or surface decoration. Such practices continue today. Traditional and current uses of pots include Greek wares for gymnasia and bacchanalia, Chinese tea ware, Central American chocolate ware, North American dinnerware, and South African brewery ware, as well as pots that celebrate bodily functions such as giving birth and pots that depict parts of the body gendered, sexualized, or related to reproduction. After studying these pots and their contexts, the ceramics of living artists particularly concerned with topics such as sex and drugs, and texts about various pots and their contents, students make their own interpretations by undertaking the ceramic process as an artificial geological process.



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