"I would not be where I am today without the education, opportunities (both in and out of the classroom environment) and experience that I received throughout my time at Marywood University. Most importantly, what stands out to me now are the relationships that I formed with former professors who have become lifelong mentors."

Cynthia Myron

Arts Administrator — Dept. of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
(BFA Sculpture, Marywood University)

Ceramics

Our undergraduate ceramics program features courses in:

  • Clay construction
  • Ceramic sculpture
  • Wheel-throwing
  • Mold-making
  • Architectural ceramics
  • Clay and glaze chemistry
  • Kiln-building and firing


Ceramics attracts and involves the art student whose career objectives may involve architecture, interior design, art education and the related applied arts industry. If you're interested in a career in ceramics, the commercial world of clay covers a myriad of products, from dinnerware to tile and other industrial ceramic products. As an independent potter, you'll discover a viable vocation and a market that grows annually in size, scope, and earning potential. 

Marywood's ceramics studio is equipped with kickwheels, electric wheels, a slab roller, a clay extruder, a clay mixer. It's accessible seven days a week, from morning to evening, to all enrolled ceramics students. 

Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.

For more information on our ceramics program, contact Matt Povse at povse@marywood.edu.