624 Pottery II

1 semester, ½ credit

Open to juniors and seniors

Prerequisite: 623 Pottery I

This course offers the opportunity for students to further develop the techniques and understanding of clay as an art medium.  Emphasis will be on both wheel throwing and hand building to create projects using advanced technique.  Students will be expected to create original designs.  There will be a $20 supply fee due as well in order to help pay for clay and glaze materials.


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

  1. Understand and apply vocabulary related to various aspects of clay and pottery as an art form.
  2. Show competencies in technique, craftsmanship, and the expressive potential of clay.
  3. Design original artworks utilizing advanced hand-building techniques and wheel throwing techniques. 
  4. Create ceramic works that are sculptural or serve functional purposes. 
  5. Show an advancement in glazing and under-glazing methods.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Hand-building techniques 
  2. Glazing techniques
  3. Clean-up techniques 
  4. Surface alternatives 


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