Some Things Last Forever

Some of the most well-preserved and fascinating artifacts in civilization are ceramics. Fire up your creative legacy with the ceramics concentration at Colby-Sawyer.

Explore the multi-faceted world of ceramics through conceptual, formal and technical studio work while studying glaze and clay science, the history of ceramics and contemporary developments in the field. Active faculty, visiting artists and scholars collaborate with you to provide individualized instruction in all aspects of functional and sculptural ceramics.

Cultivate your talents in inspired spaces equipped with pottery wheels and hand-building tables, and explore innovative firing using a variety of kilns including electric, gas, salt and Raku. Learn traditional and modern approaches to the medium including function, vessels, sculpture and mixed media.

Learn From Celebrated Artists

Create with professors who study and exhibit internationally, including Fulbright scholars and recipients of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the New England Foundation of the Arts.

Showcase Your Pieces

The Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition, the college's largest art annual exhibition, draws an impressive audience from the college community and the general public. The honor of being selected to show in the juried exhibition adds esteem and value to your academic accomplishments and your professional portfolio. In addition to awards for Best in Show, outstanding artists are also selected for scholarships and commissioned pieces.

The annual Senior Art Exhibition showcases the best work of all graduating art majors. The exhibition demonstrates the growth, skill and professionalism developed while studying at Colby-Sawyer. Awards are presented to artists whose works best reflect diversity of media, techniques, influences and experiences.