Ceramics Concentration

Gain the functional and sculptural direction that will lead you to opportunities as a ceramic artist, functional potter, sculptor and/or teacher.

Through a broad range of classes, you gain technical skills and learn to make aesthetic considerations. Each course in the curriculum helps develop the knowledge you need to create a unified body of work. The ceramics area offers basic and advanced courses in hand building and potter's wheel techniques. The final term culminates in a senior project.  You are encouraged to work closely with a ceramics faculty adviser each term to develop an individualized course sequence. Students in this concentration can complete the B.S./B.A. or B.F.A. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Our Studios

Hone your craft at the ceramics studio at Towson, one of the largest and best equipped studios in Maryland. Our facilities include:

  • Two studios for general classes (one hand building studio, one potter's wheel studio)
  • Private workspace and shelving for students in the ceramics concentration
  • One graduate studios for MFA students
  • Fully-equipped glaze room
  • Clay mixing room
  • Two kiln rooms
  • Two Bailey Shuttle Studio gas kilns
  • 12 electric kilns, Bailey, L&L, AMACO and Paragon
  • Three clay mixers, Soldner
  • Two Scott Creek clay extruders
  • 24 Brent C electric wheels
  • One Bailey slab roller
  • One spray booth
  • Two ball mills
  • One Peter Pugger de-airing pug mill
  • More than 70 ware carts for accessible storage
  • Various studio slips, cone 10 and cone 6 glazes for reduction and oxidation firings

Towson Ceramic Guild

Students in the guild make ceramic ware, organize pottery sales twice yearly, and plan field trips and guest lectures. This organization is one of the most active in the department. For information, contact

Ceramics Student Work Gallery

Ceramics students create 3–5 studio projects per course. Ceramics studio projects demonstrate students' technical and aesthetic skills for entry into the Ceramics field.