Cheryl L. Meeker
I am fascinated with the construction of clay objects and have been for many years. Monmouth College is a small liberal arts college and my classes are small so we can enjoy getting to know each other and the material we work with -- clay!
Mostly my research interests are involved in throwing, throwing, throwing and learning more about glazes and firing techniques. I've been doing this for at least 30 years and it's still surprising to me wha you can do with a clay piece and a little glaze. I also like to travel with students to Greece, Rome and Turkey and other areas to enlighten myself and our students on the various cultural ideas they have learned in our art history classes.
Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
Creative Activity is working with clay, glazing, firing and unloading kilns and soliving problems in the studio.
Courses Taught: Education:
ARTD125 Handbuilt Clay
ARTD126 Wheel thrown clay
ART450 Senior Seminar
ARTD320,420,440 Junior, Senior Studios and Independent Study
INTG101 Introduction to Liberal Arts
WOST201 Introduction to Women's Studies
ARTD200 Intro. Art History -Prehistory - 1400
ARTD244 Ceramics II (wheel or handbuilt)
ARTD101 Methods and Materials
ARTD121 Drawing I
Bachelors of Art Knox College 1984
Masters of Art Northern Illinois University 1985
Masters of Fine Arts Northern Illinois University 1986
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