'Nailed It!' ceramics assignment
Equal parts art history lesson and hands-on making, the RIT ceramics Josiah Wedgwood's Legacy course examines the evolution of 18th-century European ceramics under the influence of Josiah Wedgwood’s innovative spirit. Considered widely as the father of modern marketing and manufacturing, Wedgwood built an empire from utilitarian objects underpinned by complex relationships between ceramics, technology, and culture. Taught by Assistant Professor Peter Pincus, the class allows ceramics majors and non-majors from across RIT's campus to collaborate.
For this "Nailed It!" assignment, students paired up in teams of two to assemble interpretations of the 18th-century vase, the Apotheosis of Homer. They documented the process with an accompanying video in the spirit of the show Nailed It!, in which amateur bakers try to recreate edible masterpieces.