Studying Ceramics is about much more than
getting your hands dirty. It’s a rigorous, hands-on investigation of clay and
its histories, along with an exploration of contemporary practices and ideas.
Faculty will encourage you to let go, open up and learn to express yourself by
mastering a medium that allows you to experiment with a lot of variables –
throwing, building, molding, glazing, firing and developing techniques that are
totally your own.
You’ll work in private and communal spaces,
and use specialized tools and equipment, including workstations for handling
digital images, glaze formulation and remote kiln firing. As a small
department, Ceramics allows for a lot of one-on-one work with faculty,
complemented by critiques, lectures, demonstrations and field trips.
Ultimately, the program prepares you to become an original and highly skilled
artist capable of using your creative talents and spatial design skills in a
variety of meaningful ways – from making studio art, to teaching, to making
products, prototypes and other 3D objects.