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Clay Certificate

Certificate Number 903062

The Clay Certificate will give students the opportunity to learn new skills or expand their existing skills in the area of hand-building techniques, wheel throwing and materials and procedures, as well as the development of ideas, methods of critique, and running a contemporary clay studio. The NWTC Artisan Center on Cedar Street includes an inviting clay studio including a variety of pottery wheels, ample work space, and kilns. Students in the certificate will not need any prior training or art classes; however, courses should be taken in the order listed.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Create coiled pots, pinched bowls, plates, and other distinct forms.
. Throw several forms, including; a bowl, plate, and cup.
. Apply texture to a form while on the wheel.
. Throw a pitcher form, add or pull a spout and attach a handle.
. Recreate a simple form from a contemporary or historic wheel thrown vessel.
. Create lidded forms.
. Glaze work and produce a series of work from found materials and developed glazes.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-306-200 Ceramics 1: Hand-Bldg Tech-Beg
3
10-306-201 Ceramics 2: Wheel Throwing
3
10-306-202 Ceramics 3: Wheel Throw-Interm
3
10-306-203 Ceramics 4: Material/Procedure
3

Certificate Total
12

Course Descriptions

10-306-200 Ceramics 1: Hand-Bldg Tech-Beg...major techniques used to work with clay. Preparing clay, joining, pinch pots, slab building and coiling methods. Studio safety and basic knowledge about firing process.

10-306-201 Ceramics 2: Wheel Throwing...beginning skills needed to create and develop pottery thrown on a wheel. Preparing clay, centering, opening, throwing, collaring, shaping and trimming. Glaze application and adding handles/spouts.

10-306-202 Ceramics 3: Wheel Throw-Interm...continuing work from Ceramics 1 and 2. Practicing the basic techniques of throwing and attaching elements, exploring formal elements. Methods of critique will also be expanded upon.

10-306-203 Ceramics 4: Material/Procedure...run a contemporary studio. Locating and testing clays, creating glazes, and studying ceramic materials. Load and fire contemporary electric kilns; build and fire primitive kilns.

For more information, please contact: The NWTC Artisan and Business Center, (920) 544-5018, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.