|The ceramics program at San Jose State offers students at all levels an opportunity to explore the potential for clay as a medium for developing individual direction. Instructors teach a wide range of technical skills and building techniques in combination with conceptual development.
The program allows students at the upper division levels who become proficient to use facilities independent of instructor supervision. SJSU's ceramic facilities are accessible 24 hours a day and students are encouraged to work outside of scheduled class time.
The ceramics concentration emphasizes personal direction, technical proficiency and professional presentation. Students have the opportunity to work with both hand-built and thrown forms; low-fire and high-fire techniques; and functional and sculptural approaches. The traditions of the craft of ceramics are emphasized along with contemporary art issues and current themes.