WPCC Professional Craft Clay Exhibition

WPCC Professional Craft Clay Exhibition Opens October 21.  Reception Saturday 5 til 7PM 

 Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Professional Crafts: Clay students will debut their handmade pottery alongside the National Pastel Society with an opening Saturday, October 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Burke Arts Council’s Jail House Gallery located at 115 East Meeting Street in downtown Morganton.

Beginner to advanced pottery students will showcase a collection of wheel-thrown and hand-built salt and pepper shakers.  The exhibition offers students practical experience in preparing and installing a public exhibition.

Professional Crafts students are encouraged to hone their skills while creating a professional portfolio representative of their personal research and interpretation of classic forms.  The College’s intensive two-year program provides a strong foundation in studio technique including production skills, design concepts, and craft history.   The fundamental nature of the Professional Crafts: Clay program is rooted in entrepreneurship; computer, marketing and business coursework prepare graduates to become independent studio artisans or seek employment in creative industries.

Individuals seeking training in Professional Crafts may choose a degree pathway or take continuing education workshops.  Students receive one-on-one attention in a small class size with a wide range of studio equipment to support experimentation and personal direction.  Students represent a range of ages and life experiences, seeking crafts training as a hobby, main career, or transfer to a four-year university.  Studio classes are led by highly skilled craftspeople devoted to craft education.

Interested Professional Crafts students should contact Professional Crafts coordinator Courtney Long at 828- 448-3552 or clong@wpcc.edu.  To apply to WPCC, go to www.wpcc.edu and enroll.  If you need help completing any of the application steps please visit us in the Advising Center in Hildebrand Hall on our main campus or call (828) 448-6046.