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.

Made at Eckerd
Monoprints by Visiting Artist Suzanne Benton
January 12 – March 6
Cobb Gallery

Suzanne Benton, Geisha, monoprint with chine collé

Susan Sanders '69
A Memorial / The Retrospective
January 26 – March 6
NCVA Elliott Gallery

WORKOUTSIDE
Alumni Invitational Exhibition
NCVA Main Gallery
January 26– March 13

Joy Brown '72, One Leaning on Another bronze sculpture on Broadway, 2017-18

Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts
March 8 – May 8

The Sophomore Show
Visual Arts Major Portfolio Exhibition
April 19 - 24
Cobb Gallery

The Eckerd Review
The Exhibition
May 4 - 8
Cobb Gallery