The Texas State ceramics program is broadly based, encompassing both pottery and sculpture executed in a full range of construction techniques, ceramic materials and firing methods. Ceramics students employ clay and its processes to explore how objects communicate, visually and tactilely, and to realize their personal potential for creative thinking and expression. Advanced work in ceramics becomes progressively more self-initiated and individualized. Through a continuous critical and intuitive dialog with the work they produce, students gain increased self-knowledge and creative growth.
Career paths taken by graduates of the program have included studio art and pottery production, and teaching at the K–12 and college levels, in community art centers and in private studios.