Students in the ceramics program explore contemporary and traditional approaches to both sculpture and vessel-making.
The ceramics program teaches students the basic techniques of handbuilding, wheelworking, moldmaking, glazing, and kiln-firing. The program includes work in ceramic casting, architectural ceramics, and clay and glaze materials.
Advanced seminars provide an opportunity to discuss current contemporary art-making issues in clay.
Students research the topics and artists important to their own development, and visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions enrich classroom discussions.
Students also have opportunities to help mount installations that incorporate multiple media and conceptual issues.
Facilities include six large electric kilns, four large gas-fired kilns, and ample studio space for students to have their own work tables.