Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ASCE 3330 - Death Pots


Credits: 3

A fundamental motive in ceramics is to preserve - though paradoxically, a pot’s destruction may be inherent in its making. Some ceramics are made to navigate their bearers away from the world of the living, while others are deliberately destroyed in accordance with death rites, in anticipation of death, or as a replacement for death. Death pots may define relationships with otherworldly luminaries, serve as milestones for the event of death, or mark cyclical reunions with the dead. As well as examining these pots that bridge two worlds, students study the ceramics of memorialization, transformation, regeneration, decadence, violence, and obsolescence.



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