Ceramic work exemplifies the human ability to be both innovative and purposeful in the pursuit of designing and making, with the most basic of materials—clay.
With instruction in forming techniques, glaze technology, surface treatment and kiln operation, we combine studio and conceptual skills. The courses will refine and strengthen your creative talents. In your studio time, you will obtain confidence with ceramic processes, knowledge of studio safety and achieve individual goals.
Our practicing artist instructors demonstrate and assign exercises in contemporary ceramic design methods as well as traditional techniques in handbuilding, mold making, wheel forming, glazing and firing.
The Ceramics Studio’s instructors will place particular emphasis on engaging students in developing a body of work in preparation to pursue an independent practice.
Individual Product Design and Making
• Wheel thrown forming
• Handbuilding, molding, extruding
• Slip casting
Personalized Surface Treatment
• Ceramic screen prints
• Glaze technology
Understanding the Kiln
• Electric kiln technology
• Introductory gas firing
Start your journey in Ceramics by completing Kootenay Studio Arts 10-month certificate. Upon completion, continue developing your creative practice and achieve the two-year Studio Arts Diploma and/or the Open Studio Advanced Certificate. Upon completion of the Studio Arts Diploma program, transfer opportunities are available. Learn more about Degree Pathways.