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Clay - Certificate

The Clay Certificate, offered at the NWTC Artisan & Business 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.

Program Code: 908152
Area of Study: Digital Arts

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Offered At:


  • Day
  • Full-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Individuals interested in this certificate must email the NWTC Artisan and Business Center at

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 12
  • Curriculum Note: All prerequisite/corequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Certificate Outcomes

  • 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.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.