Ceramics

Build your dream in ceramics

If you have a passion for the pursuit, we can give you the opportunity to build whatever you dream of building.

The Indiana Wesleyan University Ceramics major provides a fully equipped studio with separate areas for electric and gas kilns, clay mixing, and glaze formulation. Two large studio spaces are available where students can create.

Beginning students work primarily with hand-building, particularly utilitarian and sculptural forms. Intermediate students work on developing skills on the potter's wheel and engage in a research project focusing on ceramics history. Two advanced ceramics courses explore glaze formulation and kiln construction. Meanwhile, advanced students, with the benefit of close supervision, are encouraged to pursue a self-directed course of study.

As a student who has an understanding of all the possibilities of working in ceramics, you can begin choosing the direction of your work and the shape of your ceramics dream. You will benefit from the advice and mentoring of professors who can help you visualize your future career path and then make it a reality.

At the same time, you will gain more of an understanding of and passion for worshipping God through the creation of your pieces. As a utilitarian and aesthetic art form, ceramics will allow you to unite the form and function of your works in a way that glorifies the ultimate Creator, giving you a clearer understanding of your life calling.

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Courses

One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Students will also take two art history courses from the following:

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Faculty

At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Ceramics program is designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to improving your craft as an artist. Our faculty members bring to the classroom a high level of knowledge of and experience in clay mixing, glaze formulation, hand-building, ceramics history, and kiln construction. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond basic design theory as you are given the tools to begin choosing the direction of your work in ceramics.

Click on a faculty member's name below to learn more about that individual.

Rodney Crossman; MFA Prof. Art | Artist in Residence rod.crossman@indwes.edu View Profile
Daniel Hall; MA Asst Prof; Art daniel.hall@indwes.edu View Profile
Henrik Soderstrom; BFA MFA Asst Prof; Art henrik.soderstrom@indwes.edu View Profile
Dallas Walters; MFA Professor; Art dallas.walters@indwes.edu View Profile