Department Head: Lesley Baker
A major in Ceramics offers a rigorous, hands-on investigation of clay as a multifaceted medium with great expressive possibilities. Students explore the rich multicultural history of ceramic objects and through interaction with professors, peers and visiting artists, are able to grasp the full range of contemporary practices and ideas.
Ceramics majors experiment with throwing, building, molding, glazing, firing and developing new techniques using specialized tools and equipment, including workstations for handling digital images, glaze formulation and remote kiln firing.
"The study of ceramics results in a wide spectrum of applications – from fine art sculpture, to studio pottery, to architectural projects. The fact that our department is part of a school of both fine art and design allows us to collaborate across disciplines while maintaining the highest level of discipline-specific ceramic education."-Katy Schimert, former Department Head