About Our Program
Do you see yourself as a creative individual? Do you enjoy working with your hands? Were you captivated by the hypnotic interaction between Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore ever since you saw her spinning clay in the 1990 movie Ghost?
If this sounds like you, it is time to start playing in the “mud” in pursuit of an Associate of Arts degree in Ceramics at Henry Ford College. Our program offers you the background, knowledge and essential skills necessary to become a studio potter, ceramic artist or ceramic technician. We will provide you with the ability to make your own personal mark on the world through designing and building utilitarian objects or other creative ceramic ware, as well as thoroughly prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university Ceramics program.
Our program is designed to teach you the theory and practice behind using clay to build objects for use or creative expression. Through our courses you will learn fundamental design concepts and a bit of chemistry in order to understand how to make the clay and glaze react properly with one another. You will also gain practical experience making objects with your hands and using instruments such as the potter's wheel. Last but not least, our program will also help you develop the professional communication skills necessary to open up and engage others in an educational or marketing environment.
Building a career in any creative field can be challenging. Patience and persistence are important to any artist’s development, and you have to be both dedicated and very good at what you do. If you really enjoy working with clay and take the time to learn the necessary skills, it can be very rewarding. Take the first step and enroll in the Ceramics program at HFC.
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