Study with expert ceramic artists in SFCC’s outstanding ceramics facility, as you earn a Degree or Certificate in Ceramics. With hands-on experience, you’ll learn to throw clay and hone techniques in wheel throwing and hand building. Other ceramics courses include preparing and firing a kiln, glaze formulation, mass production techniques, basic studio work flow, studio maintenance, and aesthetic investigation into form and function. You can also study art history, sculptural approaches to clay, and photographic documentation of artwork.
The Ceramics Program seeks to engage you in critical thinking in your designing of ceramic objects that are relevant in the contemporary fine art ceramic market. You’ll also focus on exhibiting craftsmanship and originality in your work.
In this ceramic degree program, you can earn an Associate in Art and Design degree, which gives you entrepreneurial and design skills for a career in ceramic art. You’ll complete your studies by creating a portfolio of unique craft objects that can help create a pathway to employment or self-employment as a professional artisan.
Craft and fine artists earn a median annual salary of $49,120, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job market for craft and fine artists is expected to grow 14 percent between 2020 and 2030, which is higher than the average for all occupations.