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Professional Crafts: Clay



  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Diploma
  • Certificate

Program Description
The Professional Crafts: Clay curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment as professional potters or in pottery related fields. Using traditional and contemporary concepts, instruction includes technical knowledge, design skills, and marketing and business essentials. Course work includes development of basic and advanced throwing skills with emphasis on form and design. Glaze Testing, Raku, Introduction to Pottery and Craft Marketing are among the courses students will take to earn a Certificate in Professional Crafts: Clay. For those interested in continuing their education, courses in kiln design/construction, decorative pottery, and functional pottery are offered, as well as courses designed to teach the entrepreneurial skills needed to sell their works.

Graduates will be able to open and operate their own pottery business, work for existing pottery business, or transfer to a four-year degree program.

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