At RISD the MFA program in Ceramics offers a contemporary context for rigorous investigation and dialogue in support of individual artistic development. Graduate students engage in independent research and experimentation with new processes and ideas in consultation with faculty advisors and peers.
Our graduate candidates are professionally committed, materially articulate, intellectually curious and open. Grounded in global and cultural awareness, they pursue areas of practice and research in pottery, sculpture, installation, design, architectural ceramics, decoration, and other diverse ceramic processes and ideas. Their recent field research has taken them to New York City, Boston, Denmark, Germany, Japan and the UK.