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Clay Certificate

Certificate Number 903062

The Clay Certificate, offered at the NWTC Artisan Center on Cedar Street in Green Bay, 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 studio includes 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.


Catalog No. Description Credits

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

Certificate Total

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/ 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 Community & Regional Learning Services Department,(920) 498-6373, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6373,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.