Ceramic art

UNDERGRADUATE: Applied Art, Art Education
GRADUATE: Applied Art, Art Education

What is ceramic art?

Ceramic art is a type of visual art and falls within the realm of plastic arts. While some ceramics are considered fine art, others are regarded as decorative, industrial, or applied art objects. Most traditional ceramic products are made from clay – or clay mixed with other materials – which is shaped and fired. In contemporary ceramic practice, ceramics are both the art and science of creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials through the action of heat.

When we hear the word ceramics, most of us think of artifacts from ancient cultures and one of the earliest human crafts. However, the approach and methods of working with ceramics have been significantly modernized in recent years. Get acquainted with modern ceramic art and discover its unique potentials.


What knowledge will I gain?

You will become familiar with the historical aspects and contemporary trends in the medium of ceramics. You will acquire knowledge in the field of ceramic production: hand modeling 3D objects, prototyping, glazing, etc. You will create geometric forms using construction techniques, restructure the resulting forms, and create functional objects from them. We will follow your individual development through the elaboration of ideas from concept to realization in the fields of sculpture, artistic ceramics, multiples, and product design. With continuous mentoring, you will develop your own creative and critical approach through the visual language in the medium of ceramics.

Works of our students

Resources and working atmosphere?

Classes are held in fully equipped ceramics workshops for traditional work in clay, firing processes, and glazing. Classes are conducted in small groups, in a creative and relaxed atmosphere, respecting the individuality of all students. Student work is supported by the resources of the Quark Center for Ceramics, which is equipped for modern ceramic production, clay 3D printing, etc.