In Ceramics, students are encouraged to express themselves by working with a medium that allows for experimentation with many variables – throwing, building, glazing, technical development and discovery. Clay classes are grounded in conceptual issues and fundamentals of forming and firing using timeless methods of making and firing, including the potter’s wheel, while drawing influences from historic and contemporary works. With practice, students become familiar with problem solving in both content and materials, develop a critical eye and build skills for creating pieces ranging from functional and expressive vessels to figurative and sculptural objects. Process is emphasized over product.