Blog . Ceramics
Ceramics is a major that allows the students to get down and dirty. This course includes working with clay by hand and throwing the clay on a wheel. How to make and how to use glaze. Students work in three and two-dimensional art. Everything needed to know for creating your own ceramic work all by yourself in your own studio. The department is very hands on and dirty as the students create works out of clay. The department stresses every little detail of the work, the techniques, the craft and even the firing and upkeep of the space. These details ensure the students who graduate with a degree in ceramics are ready to work as a production manager, ceramic artist, mold maker, conservator and studio artist.
This major is old style but continues to create work that never goes out of style. They work through processes that is old in age and processes that are not as old. These techniques include hand crafting, throwing, mold making, casting, slip preparation and use, glazing and surfacing.
‘As part of our material culture and craft environment, the Ceramics department offers an interactive open studio environment that encourages collaboration and communication between students, peers, and instructors. You are expected to share responsibilities for firing, glaze making, and studio upkeep. You also will participate in group reviews and learn of exhibition opportunities for your work. ‘