Clay I (Standard)

Credits: 1

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of hand-building techniques and extensive work on the potter’s wheel with a strong emphasis on both design and functionality. Students will learn to make serving bowls, pouring vessels, serving trays, coffee mugs and tumblers, lidded forms, and a variety of other pieces using hump and slump molds, coil building, slab construction, and, of course, the wheel. Students may also learn decorative carving techniques as well as the use of decorative stamps and sprigs.


Additionally, a wide variety of glazing processes will be covered including the use of slips, underglazes, engobes, overglazes, sigillattas, and traditional glazes. Students will receive initial instruction on the loading, firing, and unloading of their work.


Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.