Ceramic Pottery – June 16-21

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!

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  • 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

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  • 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

Sample Schedule

  • Morning

  • 8 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – Wheel thrown pottery
  • 12 p.m. – Lunch & free time
  • Afternoon

  • 1 p.m. – Firing and programing an electric kiln
  • Evening

  • 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


Meet Your Faculty

Megan Wolfe

“Megan Wolfe
Born and raised in Miami, FL, Megan Wolfe received a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Miami in 1983. Upon completion of her second BFA in Ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1985, Megan moved to Mendocino, CA, to become a resident artist at the Mendocino Arts Center. The unfortunate death of her father brought Megan back to the east coast. In January 1986, she enrolled in the MFA program at the University of South Carolina, and in 1989 she graduated with a MAT in Education. Megan was accepted into the MFA program at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University in NY and, in 1991, received her MFA in Ceramics. Megan taught at Florida International University, University of Miami, and Clemson University before coming to the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 1997. During her tenure of 25 years at UNC-Asheville, Megan has taught all levels of Ceramics, Foundations, Senior Exhibitions, Education, and ARTS courses. Megan also has taught part time in public schools in South Carolina.
Megan’s work is a culmination of her experiences in terms of both art and life. The physical work combines the color, intense light, and forms of rapid growth found in the sub-tropical foliage of south Florida with the lush, earthy foliage of the North Carolina mountains. Through her work Megan sets up situations that invite private encounters, engendering responses on both visceral and imaginary levels. Megan’s work takes on a presence and interconnects all aspects of life. Megan was awarded the South Carolina Individual Artist Fellowship Grant and he work is included in collections; Kansas City Art Institute, Alfred University, Kemper Collection, South Carolina Art Museum and the City Anderson Public Art Collection.”

Registration Details

  • June 16 – June 21, 2024 
  • $1,680
  • Pre-College Programs are open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Price includes lodging, meals, all course materials, activities, and excursions
  • A $500 deposit is due upon registration with remaining balance due by May 1, 2024.  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.



Contact Us

Questions? Please contact us at precollege@unca.edu.