Ceramics

Ball State's undergraduate specialty in ceramics is designed to provide a broad education in the ceramic arts. The studio environment is one where vessel aesthetics--form and surface design--are taught along with ceramic sculpture.

Students learn conceptual development and innovative contemporary processes in addition to traditional hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Educational experiences include technical explorations with an introduction to clays, ceramic chemistry, glaze calculations, kiln construction, technology, and firing processes.

Learn more about the degree requirements, including a four-year suggested plan of study (PDF).

View full images of recent student and faculty work in our Ceramics Virtual Gallery.

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