It is a place where we look deeply into the ceramic spectrum, finding strength in its position as a material and as a strategy for conceptual form and idea making. The landscape of ceramics is a vast open-ended question, with links to design, the crafts, the art world, industry and engineering. At Cranbrook, we see these links as a language to explore and as a way into our work. The open structure of the program allows students to find their own interests within the material world of ceramics and its contextual opposition.
Think of the Ceramics department as a hub. Within this hub we look outward and inward, back through history and forward into the unknown. Out into material possibility and back into its relationship to clay.