623 Pottery I

1 semester, ½ credit

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Prerequisite: 620 Introduction to Art 

Pottery I provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge in clay as a medium.  This hands-on course engages students in advanced hand-building techniques, such as pinch, coil, slab, and building from a mold  Additionally, students will learn about the various stages of clay and how to properly glaze their work.

This course has an additional $20.00 supply fee for supplies due the first week of class. 


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Understand and define the various stages of clay through the ceramic process.
  2. Show competency in various hand-building techniques,  such as pinch, coil, and slab building.
  3. Design projects using the iPad as a resource.
  4. Use proper glazing techniques to finish ceramic works.
  5. Build both functional and decorative designs from clay.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Pinch, coil, and slab hand-building techniques 
  2. Properly attaching clay by "score and slip" method.
  3. Proper glazing techniques 
  4. Stages of clay
  5. Building from a mold


This curriculum last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Fine Arts Department.