The undergraduate program in ceramics is designed to promote exploration of the three-dimensional form using
clay as the expressive fine arts medium. Ceramics is located in an elaborate complex of fully equipped facilities
with more than 6,200 square feet of floor space. The ceramics studio has excellent workspaces, indoor and
outdoor kiln areas containing 18 kilns, and clay mixing, glazing, and material storage rooms. The unusual
number of large kilns and the physical configuration of the studio allow students the opportunity to work in a
size not feasible in a majority of university ceramics programs.
Moreover, beyond the normal complement of studio classes available, courses in glaze calculation and kiln
design give a high professional tone to this program. Students may choose to explore Raku, salt glaze, high
temperature reduction, low temperature, wood, or other firing techniques. The proximity of the 3-D studios
provides students with excellent opportunities for combined media work.