Ceramics is a multidisciplinary practice that integrates ceramic processes with sculpture, painting, drawing, print media, digital applications, design and architecture.  Our program acknowledges the rich history of ceramics, but still looks to current thought processes and techniques.  Traditional techniques are merged with Twenty First Century applications, providing a wide range of tools for the exploration of ideas in both two and three dimensions. 

A commitment to both conceptualization and craftsmanship is paramount to the philosophy of the ceramics program.

Students are encouraged to develop their personal aesthetic and to find their own voice in the material through rigorous investigation.  The ceramics curriculum affirms the need for direct experiences in the manipulation of material towards expressive ends.  Process is considered as important as the end product.  Demonstrations, lectures and critiques – with emphasis on personal research and studio work - are used to achieve these goals.