Ceramics embraces a challenging process-based practice that is inclusive of the history and traditions of the material while also encouraging a diverse and open-ended contemporary practice.

As a student you will learn the importance of object making in a studio that embraces community, collaboration, and the idea that the relevance of ceramics to contemporary creative practice continues to evolve and emerge. You will participate in an extensive investigation of the medium, explore a wide spectrum of techniques using both ancient and emerging technology, and investigate ideas through an approach that is broad in scope and encourages cross-disciplinary thinking and creating.

Download Degree Requirements:

Art Major, B.F.A.

Four Year Progression Plan


The newly renovated Ceramics studio features a large common workspace with worktables and eighteen potter’s wheels. There are dedicated spaces for clay and slip making, glazing, plaster, and a large kiln area complete with 11 electric kilns, three gas kilns and one raku kiln.  The studio has specialized equipment for making decals, exploring china paint and many additional tools for surface decorating.


Student sculpting with clay


Tsehai Johnson

Tsehai Johnson

Associate Professor - Ceramics

[email protected] 303-615-0645

Spinning a bowl on the pottery wheel