July 12, 2016 –
Date: 7/12-8/11 T,Th
Location: Rostan 1
Course Learning Objectives
- Center ball of clay on a pottery wheel
- Pull clay upward, finishing in smooth even rim
- Make inside shape match the outside shape
- Trim all excess clay from bottom creating foot
- Understand glaze process using wax and dipping tongs
This wheel throwing class will focus on learning the basics of throwing, trimming and stoneware pottery. We will begin by exploring basic traditional forms such as face jugs, bowls and pie plates. Demonstrations will be custom tailored to reflect each student's skill level. Students will receive one on one time with the instructor to work through technical problems. Local North Carolina traditions will be discussed throughout the class. All levels welcome.
15 hr.: Centering clay Students will work on this skill throughout the course, but special attention to this practice will take place at the beginning of the course pulling clay upward and finishing the surface with a wood or metal rib to create objects and strengthen the ware’s walls
2 hr.: Trimming pottery on the wheel to achieve light weighted wares and give it a proper foot
3 hr.: Glazing wares
Textbook(s) Required: None
Supplies or Other Requirements: Basic Pottery Wheel throwing kit available at WPCC bookstore
Students will be evaluated on their performance through evaluations of the following tasks: centering, pulling, and trimming. In addition, students must complete tasks such as cleaning up work station
Grading & Minimum Passing Criteria
Good attendance is a requirement of satisfactory grade/ completion.
If a student misses class, they are missing valuable studio time that cannot be made up outside of class. Students must come to class on time, as lateness is a disruption to the class and the tardy student will miss valuable information through lecture and demonstrations.
Signing Up for a Personal Enrichment Class
Continuing Education classes offered through our Workforce and Professional Development Division, have a pre-registration policy, with the exception of Fire/Rescue, EMT/EMS, Law Enforcement, HRD and CTP program areas. You must register and pay any registration fees two business days/48 business hours prior to the start date of the class. For example, if the class starts on Monday, the last day to register is Thursday. For information, please contact our Records and Registration Department at (828) 448-6046.
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- Walk-in registration held on Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall, Main Campus; or
- Download and Fax the Registration-Form. Our fax number is (828) 448-6179.