The Ceramics program explores three-dimensional design concepts while creating both functional and sculptural forms. Basic hand-building techniques, modeling, surface treatment, glaze application, and wheel throwing will be covered. Students will learn the art and craft of pinch, coil, slab, and modular construction, with focus on basic aspects of three-dimensional design. In addition, the aesthetics of form, visual thinking, and the history of ceramics will become an integrated part of our class discussions. Students will design and construct original work with an emphasis on idea development. This semester course allows for exploration of materials and techniques and affords time for students to refine skills. The beautiful clay work on this page was created by beginning ceramics students.