Ceramic Pottery – June 23-28

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

Louise Deroualle

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.


Registration Details

  • June 23 – June 28, 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