Ceramics

Become a creative clay artist

The ceramics program at the School of Art, Architecture and Design offers a rigorous, hands-on examination of clay. Explore aesthetic interests ranging from vessels to ceramic sculpture. Develop a conceptual foundation, technical expertise, and a commitment to art while expanding your knowledge of art history and developing a critical understanding of contemporary art issues.

Play + discover

Ceramics students experiment with throwing, molding, glazing, firing, and developing new techniques using wood, salt, and soda, as well as specialized tools and equipment such as wood, salt, soda, and raku kilns.

Visiting artists

Through the McKinney Visiting Artist Series and Ceramics Guild, the ceramics program hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists to meet with students, present their work, and give workshops and individual critiques.

Some of our past visiting artists include:

Sergie Isopov
Akio Takamori
Chris Staley
Kevin Snipes
Jason Briggs

View upcoming visiting artists

Alumni making their mark