Ceramics at Eckerd

In the Eckerd Ceramics program, taught by Professor Brian Ransom, students are given the opportunity to learn all aspects of forming, firing, and exhibiting ceramics. From the introductory class forward, students are taught to mix their own clay, create their own glazes and fire their own kilns. Courses are offered in throwing on the potter’s wheel and ceramic sculpture. Students are able to utilize a range of firing techniques, making use of a wide variety of kilns, including stoneware, low & high vapor firing, raku, sagger, pit, and wood-fire kilns. We also have a new digitally programmable kiln. After completing the basic classes many students take advantage of the small and intimate nature of the clay program by working one-on-one with the professor on more advanced projects in independent studies. In our lively community-oriented studio, which remains open 24 hours a day, students are encouraged to create functional, sculptural and conceptual artworks in clay.

In March, 2011, Eckerd College proudly co-hosted the 45th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and Professor Brian Ransom served as co-liaison for the conference. On that occasion we also hosted an exhibition featuring works by past and current faculty, and alumni who have pursued a career in ceramics. Below are a few of the works that were included in the exhibition:

Gallery hours Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rodolfo Opazo (Chile, 1935 - 2019) Apolo Suena con Piton, oil on canvas, 1990

Works by Latin American Artists
Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection
January 3 – 28, 2022

Earl Linderman, Snake Lady in Taos, oil on canvas, 1981

Figures and Faces
Works from the Permanent Collection
January 6 – 28, 2022

Jim Crane - Olmec, acrylic and gypsum on board (1991)

Jim Crane: Paintings and Collages
Works from the Jim and Heidi Crane Collection
January 10 – March 4, 2022

Kirk Wang - Human Skin

Landscape of Human Skins
Mixed-Media Paintings by Kirk Ke Wang
February 7 – April 1, 2022

Neverne Covington - Theory of Chaos, oil on canvas

Neverne Covington '77
Recent Paintings, Drawings and Prints
February 7 – March 18, 2022

The Sophomore Show
Visual Arts Major Portfolio Exhibition
Cobb Gallery
March 7 - April 1, 2022

Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts
January 30 – May 13, 2022

The Eckerd Review
The Exhibition
May 2 - 6, 2022