Gain hands on experience in the ceramics studio and learn new techniques. Express creativity while learning to manipulate clay into sculpture and pottery. Create vessels by wheel-throwing and coil building. Learn to paint with underglazes. Form plates & shallow bowls by rolling out clay and carving. Take home your creations!
- Clay and how it is used to make pottery
- The properties of clay and why we can use it to make sculpture and pottery
- Clay and it uses in industries
- Firing and Programing an electric kiln
- How to layer underglazes to create depth at a low temperature
- Learn to make wheel thrown pottery
Create a coil vessel
Make slab plates
Tour both a ceramic studio and a production studio
Tour Highwater clays to see how the clay is made
- 8 a.m. – Breakfast
- 9 a.m. – Wheel thrown pottery
- 12 p.m. – Lunch & free time
- 1 p.m. – Firing and programing an electric kiln
- 5 p.m. – Dinner
- 6:30 p.m. – Activities / recreation / free time
Options could include: beach volleyball, Asheville Tourists game, observatory, game night, movie
- 11 p.m. – Lights out
Louise Deroualle teaches ceramics in the the Art department and UNC Asheville. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Louise moved to the U.S. in 2013 to pursue a Master’s degree in Ceramics at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Louise is an artist and exhibits her artwork nationally. She has been awarded competitive residencies and fellowships, including the Roswell Artist-in-Residency and The Aspen Art Museum Fellowship.
- June 25 – June 30, 2023
- Price includes lodging, meals, all course materials, activities, and excursions
- A $500 deposit is due upon registration with remaining balance due by May 1, 2023. Click here to see our cancellation policy
- Students reside in campus residence hall and dine in campus dining hall
- Enrollment is open until spaces are filled
- Registration is through the Camp Doc platform. Detailed registration instructions can be found here.
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