studio art: ceramics

Clubs & Organizations…

Singing, theater and other groups are open to Art students and others interested in participating.

Art Faculty…

All of our Art faculty members share a teaching philosophy which emphasizes respect for personal expression and individual creativity.

Located in Sawyer Fine Arts Center, the ceramics facility is a spacious and bustling studio with an abundance of natural light and clay. Equipped with pottery wheels and tables for hand building, the studio offers individualized instruction in the study of all aspects of functional and sculptural ceramics. A variety of electric, gas, salt and Raku kilns allow students the opportunity to explore innovative firing techniques to achieve aesthetic goals and creative ideas.

Our curriculum explores the multi-facetted nature of ceramics through studio work along with the study of glaze and clay science, the history of ceramics, and contemporary developments in the field. Active faculty, visiting artists and scholars collaborate to provide valuable learning opportunities for all students. Students work in a creative environment conducive to creativity and discovery.

Please see the college catalog for specific requirements.

Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition

Each year the Fine and Performing Arts Department offers every student the opportunity to enter the Juried Student Art Exhibition. This annual exhibit showcasing student work is made possible by a significant gift from Gladys Greenbaum Meyers '39, an avid and longtime supporter of the arts.

Capstone Project: The Senior Art Exhibition

Every senior completes a Capstone project, a culmination of work in their fields of study that allows them to demonstrate a deep understanding of a body of knowledge and perspectives informed by that knowledge. Each year during the spring semester, senior art students exhibit their strongest works in the Mugar Art Gallery. This exhibition is a required component of the Capstone Experience for all art majors.

Merit Scholarships

Art and Graphic Design students are eligible to apply for merit awards at any point, including prior to being accepted. More information about merit scholarships is available on the Admission's web site.