Ceramics

surface design hand painting ceramics

In Fine Craft: Ceramics, you will:

  • Focus on studio pottery production with ample time for experimentation and development of a unique personal style.
  • Explore clay, glazes and firing methods by working with low, mid-range, and high-fire materials in Raku, gas and electric kilns.
  • As you progress, learn to mix and alter custom clays and glazes, analyze glazes using computer software, make plaster molds, use computer-assisted design, and experiment with functional and sculptural forms.
  • Create a personal body of work demonstrating technical skill, aesthetic awareness and the capacity to work within the creative economy.
  • Learn production techniques, entrepreneurship and wholesale/ retail marketing to graduate with the skills needed to earn a livelihood through studio pottery.

Duration

2 Years | 6 Semesters | September-June

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca

Curriculum Guide
Areas of Study
  • Throwing and Handbuilding
  • Ceramic Science
  • Designing for Production
  • Ceramic History
  • Wholesale and Retail Marketing
  • Firing Methods (Gas, Raku and Electric Kilns)
  • 3D Digital Design
  • Mould Making and Slip Casting
Career Possibilities
  • Professional Craftsperson/Entrepreneur
  • Sculptor or Ceramic Artist
  • Production Potter
  • Tile Designer
  • Pottery Studio Owner
Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR
    • An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education
    • OR equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • Interview

(1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

(2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

Interview
The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

Portfolio Requirements

Direct Entry Portfolio Requirements

To ensure that you are well-prepared to bypass the Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) and enter directly into an NBCCD Diploma Program, we need to assess your abilities and knowledge of the foundations of visual art. Please read Direct Entry Requirements for full instructions.

All exercises must be original and created within the last 6 months. Your examples must be presented digitally and saved in either JPEG or PDF format at 150 dpi on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to carefully label your jump drive with your name and contact information. If you would like your memory stick to be returned, please provide a self-addressed envelope.

You may instead choose to submit your portfolio digitally by attaching your files to an email. Please do not send your files through Google Drive or any other file sharing program. If your submission size exceeds 9mb, please split your portfolio into multiple emails, all containing your name and contact information.

Please mail or drop off your jump drive or submit files electronically to:

Registrar
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Canada

NBCCDRegistrar@gnb.ca

Checklist:

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Observational Drawings
  • Three 2D Design Exercises
  • Two 3D Design Exercises
  • Three Colour Theory Exercises
  • Compare & Contrast Essay
  • Image List

 

Apply Now

Go to the Admission Requirements to start the application process. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.

“I MET FANTASTIC, KIND INSTRUCTORS WHO MADE ME LOVE POTTERY FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY I ATTENDED CLASSES.”

Maria Guevara, Maru Pottery, Diploma in Ceramics, 2013, Winner, Heather Stone, Emerging Artist, Atlantic Craft Tradeshow.

Oct 12

Thanksgiving (College Closed)

Oct 15

Deadline for Submission of NBCC Foundation Scholarship e-Applications

Oct 23

Deadline for Program/Course Withdrawals without Academic Penalty

Nov 11

Remembrance Day (College Closed)

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