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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 Artisan.Center@NWTC.edu.

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.