Contemporary Crafts major

Create objects – ceramics, arts, and crafts – with a purpose.

In the inaugural class of Columbus College of Art & Design's new Contemporary Crafts program, you work in clay, glass, fiber, metal, and non-traditional materials to create highly crafted pieces that will inspire ideas for exhibition and or mass production. In a major that goes far beyond the world of craft fairs, you'll dive into digital practices and learn about a variety of production techniques to make objects that impact society, economy and culture. People will purchase, wear, use, exhibit and write about what you do. You will graduate with studio, conceptual and business experience, ready to enter the field of contemporary crafts as a thoughtful, skilled and engaged maker.

Our graduates go on to work as jewelry designers, ceramicists, glassblowers, entrepreneurs, festival artists, arts administrators, art critics, museum curators, exhibition designers, gallery directors and owners.


Contemporary Crafts facilities

You'll have access to:

  • Fully equipped ceramics studio, including mixers, extruders, ram press, slab rollers and kilns that include gas, electric and raku
  • Glass studio that's equipped for hot and cold work and includes 425 lb clear day tank, two casting and fusing kilns, two magnetic lapidary wheels and a diamond bandsaw
  • Jewelry studio with individual benches for student use, each with a flex shaft, and a lab that includes forming and raising tools, casting equipment, rolling mills, sandblasters and soldering stations
  • Tool room with common hand tools for fabrication, stone setting and mold making


Student and alumni works



Arts administrator
Art critic

Exhibition designer
Festival artist
Gallery director
Gallery owner

Jewelry designer
Museum curator


California State University Long Beach
Ceramics Monthly
Corning Museum of Glass
Diamond Cellar

Lexington Glassworks
Martha Sullivan Jewelry
Megs LeVesseur Pottery
North Coast Post

Stockton University
Stonybrook University


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Credit hours

Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements18
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements42

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Course information

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Associate Professor
Contemporary Crafts, Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Contemporary Crafts
Contemporary Crafts, Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Fine Arts, Contemporary Crafts
Chair of Fine Arts, Chair of Contemporary Crafts
Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Contemporary Crafts
Adjunct Instructor, Jewelry Studio Coordinator
Contemporary Crafts, Fine Arts
Contemporary Crafts, Master of Fine Arts


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