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Local Certificate
Program Number: 903062
Non-Credit Program
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Wisconsin Technical College Clay Certificate Programs

The Clay Certificate will give students the opportunity to learn new skills or expand their existing skills in the areas 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.
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