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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.

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to become professional craftsmen and entrepreneurs in the areas of clay. Course work concentrates on the development of skills in each area of craftsmanship. Emphasis is placed on hands-on training and the design skills needed to aid students in personalizing their own work.


Please complete the following four steps to complete the admissions process.

Step 1: Complete an RCC Application for Admission.

Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to enter RCC’s school code: 002958.

Step 3: Request an OFFICIAL transcript from your high school/GED and all colleges attended. You may bring sealed copies of your transcripts to us, or institutions can send transcripts directly to RCC’s Admissions Office.

Step 4: Come by our office in person to speak with an admissions counselor who will discuss your program of study and placement test requirements

See the RCC Catalog for more information.