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Study the fundamentals of ceramics, as both a sculptural and functional medium, through the varied techniques of hand-building, wheel throwing, mold making, surface decoration and firing methods. Exploration, experimentation, and mixed media approaches are encouraged as you push the traditional boundaries of clay. Whether you are looking for a career in the arts, industry, or design, our curriculum, which focuses on sustainable studio practice, cultural relevance, and entrepreneurial approaches, will prepare you for a life of creativity and making.
Katie Mudd, on left
Ellen Gordon, on right
Area of Study Requirements
First year - Third year
Take two 100-level courses, two 200-level courses, and two 300-level courses from the courses listed below.
CE110 Wheel Throwing
CE202 Ceramic Materials and Surfaces
CE203 Mold-Making and Molding
CE301 The Vessel
CE304 Ceramic Sculpture
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The ceramics indoor kiln area houses two state-of-the-art Blaauw kilns and twelve electric kilns. The outdoor kiln pad has a salt kiln, soda kiln, updraft sagger kiln, downdraft gas kiln, raku kiln, gas test kiln, experimental firings area, and oxyacetylene and TIG welding area. Sixteen built-in electric/kick potter’s wheels, eight electric wheels, hydraulic and manual extrudes, Soldner clay mixer, pug mill, spray booth, sandblaster, fully-stocked glaze lab, plaster/mold making area, and hot-wire foam cutting table round out the equipment available to you.
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