The Ceramics program provides a thorough introduction into the art of clay. Students are taught the basic construction methods in hand building and wheel throwing. Additionally, students are introduced to glazing techniques, glaze formulation and various firing procedures. Through slide presentations and videos students are made aware of the rich tradition and history of ceramics and exposed to contemporary clay artists and their work.
The well-equipped studio features ample hand building space, 20 wheels, five gas-fired kilns and one electric kiln. Methods of firing include high-fire stoneware and porcelain, raku and salt firing. A student choosing to specialize in ceramics may pursue ae Bachelors of Fine Art (B.F.A.) degree while refining their personal direction in clay.