Most arts are purely decorative, but ceramic pieces have long been a useful part of everyday life -- earthenware bowls, vases, and cups date back to the Stone Age. Studying ceramics in college is one way of continuing in this long tradition. 

As a ceramic artist, you’ll work in both two and three dimensions. You’ll use a wide range of techniques to shape clay into free-standing objects and you’ll work on their surfaces with paints and glazes.