Ceramics I, II & III Ceramics is one of the oldest forms of art. Ancient cultures like the Egyptians, Romans, and Chinese used clay to make utilitarian pots for everyday use and food storage as well as decorative and ceremonial artwork. The FHS Ceramics program starts off with a semester long introduction to hand building and glazing techniques. Students who move on to the full year Ceramics II course are introduced to the pottery wheel and more advanced hand building and glazing techniques . Ceramics III is also a full year course in which students are encourage to develop their personal style and interests in clay. Some students focus more on the pottery wheel and functional pottery while others explore sculpture and hand built utilitarian wares. In each course students explore cultural influences through Ceramic Art History from around the globe. Their is a strong emphasis on personalized projects and craftsmanship while continuing to implement the Principals of Art and Design throughout the three courses.