Ceramics Certificate - 936

Mohawk College Certificate
ceramic bowl

Discover the art of making ceramics. This hands on program is intended for all levels of students to create and explore the art of ceramics.

Some ceramics courses have field trips.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Continuing Education also offers a selection of stand-alone courses each term that do not lead to a credential. Visit the Advanced Ceramic courses page for more information.

Program Contact
CE Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Challenge your comfort zone! Work with an established/recognised potter to interpret, investigate, push personal boundaries, experiment with process and/or assembly through a series of clay ‘projects/sketches’. Bring own clay/buy from studio. Work will not be kept/fired at Mohawk.
Credits: 2
Course description: Explore practical work, including preparing clay; forming coil, pinch and slab pots; throwing cylinder forms on the wheel; glazing finished work. Materials and supplies extra.
Credits: 2
Course description: Learn to construct hard-edged slab pots; throw bowl forms on the wheel and slip decoration techniques. Prequisite: PC201 Ceramics Foundation 1.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC201
Course description: Combine slab and coil methods; throw cylinder and bowl forms with ease and consistency; finishing techniques. PREREQUISITE: PC202 Ceramics Foundation 2.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC202
Course description: Refine your technical and design skills. Construct handles, sets of wheel-thrown mugs, jugs and clay objects by combining handbuilding and throwing techniques. PREREQUISITE: PC203 Ceramics Foundation 3.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC203
Course description: Throw bottle forms in various shapes and use slips, oxides, glazing and texturing techniques. Prerequisite: PC204 Ceramics Foundation 4.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC204
Course description: Design and construct covered jars with variations in shapes, types of lids. Design and throw a canister set with consistency in lids and lid fittings. PREREQUISITE: PC301 Ceramics Intermediate 1.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC301
Course description: Create teapots and casseroles in series with careful attention to body forms, handles, lid fit. Hand build wall tiles, plaques and murals. Prerequisite: PC302 Ceramics Intermediate 2.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC302
Course description: Design and construct four individual place settings of dinnerware, with emphasis on consistent design and decoration. Prerequisite: PC303 Ceramics Intermediate 3.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC303
Course description: Course delivery is a combination of studio work & computer lab. (first class is lab) Includes analysis, mixing, firing and evaluation of glazes, glaze/body fit, durability, cost, colour and hazards. Introduction to glaze calculation program INSIGHT. Text is available at time of the course from the instructor. Course takes place weekends (April 1, 2, 8, 15, 16, 22, May 6, 7) Computer experience necessary. OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER ONLY. PREREQUISITE: PC204 Ceramics Foundation
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC204
Getting Started

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