Ceramics students learn hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques, kiln firing procedures, glaze and claybody chemistry, moldmaking, and other processes. Special courses are offered in craft-business practices, glaze calculation and kiln-building. This comprehensive program offers all methods of firing, using approximately 20 kilns of various sizes.
Housed in a new facility, both the BFA and MFA programs challenge students to develop their own artistic direction. Advanced and graduate classes encourage group discussion on contemporary issues and emphasize individual critiques of students' work. Visiting artists are invited on campus through the activities of the Clay Club, which raises the necessary funds by selling their artwork.
Additionally, students participate in field trips and attend a national ceramics conference each year. Graduates of this program teach, work in industry, become production potters or work as studio artists.
Edinboro University’s Master of Arts in Fine Arts degree is a terminal degree designed to develop technical, aesthetic, and conceptual competencies at the highest level. This rigorous, three-year residential studio program offers degrees in ceramics, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
Ceramics students learn handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques, kiln firing procedures, glaze and claybody chemistry, moldmaking, and other processes. Special courses are offered in craft-business practices, glaze calculation, and kiln-building. Our comprehensive program offers all methods of firing using approximately twenty kilns of various sizes.
The Ceramics minor provides a broad introduction to hand building and wheel throwing ceramic forms. Students will learn about clay, glazes, and kiln firing as they are exposed to both historical and contemporary approaches to Ceramics. This minor is for students with an interest in learning to throw pottery or make clay sculptures, and is especially beneficial for those pursuing degrees in Art Education. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and aesthetics as students learn to produce their own creative work.