Ceramics and Clay
Studies in ceramics and clay provide a foundation for artistic development.
The main focus is on clay as a raw material, ceramic techniques and processes. Courses focus on themes such as function (ceramics for use, applied ceramics), architecture and space, sculpture and installation. Prominent modes of artistic expression use ceramic materials and techniques as a source of structure and content.
When ceramic traditions converge with tendencies in contemporary art, innovation often results. We draw on the rich history of ceramics as a resource in contemporary practice. Courses cover ceramic production techniques, surface treatment and firing methods. Today's art scene is complex, and in this programme we want to encourage appreciation of art as well as artistic diversity. Ceramics is connected to past and present in both applied art and visual art - and takes place between the two.