Ceramics students work with clay to create functional and sculptural artwork. In the beginning levels, hand-building techniques are taught as well as basic techniques for making ceramic sculpture. Students will design, decorate, glaze and fire their work for permanency. In the advanced levels, students will have the opportunity to improve their skills of using the potter’s wheel and create more advanced hand built projects. Students will also gain a greater understanding of aesthetic qualities in ceramics and an appreciation of contemporary and historical ceramics.