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:

Galleries open Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Print by Eric Avery

Eric Avery: Art, Medicine, and Human Rights

Prints from the Collection of Dr. Jane Petro '68
January 11- February 16
Cobb Gallery

Hodgell print

Hodgell Abroad

Dacca, Hong Kong and London, 1961-1971
January 29 – March 5
Nielsen Center Frances Cady Elliott Gallery

Sculpture by Jason Hackenwerth

Jason Hackenwerth: Levitant

A Balloon Sculpture
February 9 – March 16
Nielsen Center Main Gallery

silver print and red thread

Student Works: 1964-2017

Selections from the Permanent Collection
February 25 – April 20
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sophomore Show

Visual Arts Portfolio Exhibition
April 1 - 6
Cobb Gallery
Opening Reception Sunday, April 1, 4 – 6pm

Visual & Interdisciplinary Arts
Senior Thesis Exhibitions

March 11 - 16 Keeli Armitage
March 25 - 30 TBA
April 1 - 6 Rachael MacDonald
April 8 - 13 Nadya Lyapunova
April 15 - 20 Sorella Andersen
April 22 - 27 Maddee Dailey
April 29 - May 4 Zoe Turtle
May 6 - 10 Nick Schulz

April 28 Kaity Hamill, Bininger Theatre - Time TBA
Opening Receptions Sundays, 3 - 5 p.m.
Nielsen Center Frances Cady Elliott Gallery

digital graphics

Telling Stories

Works from the Permanent Collection
Co-sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life
March 25 – May 4
Nielsen Center Main Gallery

monoprint

The Eckerd Review

The Exhibition
May 7 – 11
Cobb Gallery

Collage