The ceramics program encourages students to explore relationships between ideas, materials, and contemporary as well as historical issues. Students are expected to develop a conceptual and technical base for their visual vocabulary. The ceramics concentration emphasizes the understanding of the complete ceramic process from clay formulation to firing. The faculty introduces and discusses professional aspects of art.

Ceramics maintains a well-equipped area for working clay including throwing, hand building, modeling, casting, and mold making. Within the studio are areas for mixing clay and glazes, pit and raku firing. We have programmable electric kilns and two large downdraft shuttle kilns.

“Studio Art opened up many doors for me both personally and professionally ... When people see TCU on my resume it generates a positive response--I'm proud to have been a student there and I am continually reminded of the benefits it has brought my career.”

– Rachel Blackburn Cozad, B.A. '89