The Art Department offers five levels of Ceramics for both art and non-art majors.
The beginning classes are centered on formative skill development utilizing handbuilt processes and throwing on the potters wheel.
Advanced level classes offer progressive forming techniques that emphasize the evolution of a personal aesthetic.
All students learn to formulate their own glazes and are required to load and fire a variety of kilns ranging from Raku to salt.
The following equipment can be found in the ceramics area: 18 kick/electric potters wheels, 3 electric kilns, one 80 cu/ft stoneware kiln, one 75 cu/ft salt/vapor kiln, and one raku kiln. There is also one Soldner clay mixer and a large deairing pug mill.