Ceramics Program

Ceramics tells the history of humanity. A culture’s ceramic art and artifacts reveal many things about its mythology and religion, innovation and technology, government and commerce. While the medium is well represented in ancient collections of museums throughout the world, the craft and art of ceramics is in a global resurgence in the world of contemporary art. The versatility of the medium is explored in the array of courses offered in ceramics at Palomar College.

The ceramics program provides a wide range of opportunities to learn and develop a voice in this expressive medium. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities for the development of professional level skills in hand-built and wheel-thrown clay. In our courses, students learn and experiment with a variety of firing techniques, including high-fire, low-fire, and raku, to take their objects from formed clay to finished, glazed works of art. While technique and process are at forefront of the ceramics curricula, students are encouraged and inspired to develop unique, creative directions.

To see some examples of student work created here at Palomar, please follow this link.