2021-2022 Catalog

PCC 111 Functional Pottery I


This course covers the important elements of designing and producing utilitarian pottery, including wall thickness, balance and proportion, surface decoration, and glazing and firing, techniques. Topics include bowls, mugs, plates, casseroles, stemware, and bottles with emphasis on safe glazing and supervised firing. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of functional pots, apply a glaze, and load and assist firing a kiln. This course may be taught in two incremental units: PCC 111AB (1.5-7.5-4) and PCC 111BB (1.5-7.5-4).