Located in Sawyer Fine Arts Center, the ceramics facility is a spacious and bustling studio with an abundance of natural light and clay. Equipped with pottery wheels and tables for hand building, the studio offers individualized instruction in the study of all aspects of functional and sculptural ceramics. A variety of electric, gas, salt and Raku kilns allow students the opportunity to explore innovative firing techniques to achieve aesthetic goals and creative ideas.

Our curriculum explores the multi-facetted nature of ceramics through studio work along with the study of glaze and clay science, the history of ceramics, and contemporary developments in the field. Active faculty, visiting artists and scholars collaborate to provide valuable learning opportunities for all students. Students work in a creative environment conducive to creativity and discovery.