The Ceramics Program fosters artistic and personal growth. At the elementary level, we introduce hand-building methods, wheel throwing, additional and subtractive sculpting, decoration techniques, glazing theory, firing, and the development of an awareness of clay’s aesthetic properties. Our intermediate and advanced courses encourage students to experiment with clay to discover its unique possibilities and to develop a stronger sense of craftsmanship. In addition, advanced students learn the history of ceramics and expand their understanding of various techniques, while continuing to refine their throwing, glazing and firing skills.
Ceramics students regularly receive awards for their work in local and regional juried competitions and shows.