Ceramics embraces several directions in clay: pottery, sculpture, tile mosaics, and other specialty interest areas. Early studio courses focus on methods of hand building, wheel throwing, and mold work, as well as basic glaze chemistry and application. Students also learn to use decorative techniques, and studio maintenance. As students become more advanced, traditional and experimental techniques such glaze mixing, clays, slips and kiln firing are explored.
Students may concentrate exclusively in throwing or hand-building. Our ceramics facility includes areas for throwing, hand building, and ceramic sculpture. There is also a completely stocked glaze laboratory, clay-mixing equipment, and a patio with kilns for electric, gas, raku, salt, and pit firing.