Focusing on fostering an environment that respects the potential of Ceramic’s rich traditions while also integrating and exploring its new potentials, we are a community of learners exploring innovation.

MICA's Ceramics major provides a highly-individualized course of study and fosters the development of a student’s personal voice. The curriculum supports technical skills within a framework of innovation and interdisciplinary thinking, and involves students in traditions and contemporary trends in the medium, with an active engagement in critical inquiry.

Program Overview

MICA's Ceramics community is strong. We are believers in building artistic confidence and support our students' application of that confidence in their creative process in order to create meaningful work. Ceramics core requirements help build competence, moving from structured learning to increasing levels of independent research and self-direction.

Students are actively engaged in critical inquiry. Immersed in this rich intellectual environment, students understand themselves within the landscape of contemporary art and culture, and through the study and research of ceramics, they learn and explore its incredibly varied role in fine and applied arts, industry, and design.  

Elective choices in sculptural studies, as well as the generous number of open studio electives in the major, provide opportunities for interdisciplinary work and the healthy exchange of ideas among all areas of the College.

Featured Facility

Visit our 7,000 square-foot ceramics facility

The 7,000-square-foot ceramics facility consists of a spacious studio work areas for hand building, casting, throwing and prototyping processes. Separate senior studios spaces as well as individual areas for sophomore and junior ceramics majors are supported. Clay mixing, glaze preparation, new technology processes and an extensive kiln area rounds out this state of the art facility.

Sculpture by Jenna Pyzowski
Sculpture by Bronwyn Simons
Porcelain sculpture by Ellery Bryan
Sculpture by Jenna Pyzowski

Untitled (Bust)

Ceramics B.F.A.

Artist
Jenna Pyzowski
Date
2018
Credit

Dan Meyers

Vase with Hands

Ceramics B.F.A.

Artist
Connor Czora
Date
2018
Medium
Porcelain and gold lustre
Credit

Dan Meyers

Sculpture by Bronwyn Simons

Tracing the Haze // A Long-Legged Shadow

Ceramics B.F.A.

Artist
Bronwyn Simons
Date
2017
Dimensions
77 x 50 x 19 inches
Porcelain sculpture by Ellery Bryan

A Pyre I Have Burned for You

Ceramics B.F.A.

Artist
Ellery Bryan
Date
2017
Medium
Cast porcelain
Dimensions
24 x 18 x 7 inches
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