Two glazed ceramic vessels by ceramic student Chelsey Albert
The main focus is on clay as a raw material, ceramic techniques and processes. Carlow's ceramics program prepares you to creatively and technically express ideas or emotions by producing art works out of clay and similar materials. We include instruction in handbuilt and wheelthrown techniques; molding; slips and glazes; trimming and decorating; firing and kiln operation; oxidation; mixed media; ceramic murals; and personal style development.
The art major requires 44 credits in courses in art and art history. It provides a strong foundation in art history, and in studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, and mixed media. Senior Project, an individual project and study course, is required for all majors, a senior exhibition opportunity is open to all seniors.