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
California State University Long Beach
Corning Museum of Glass
Martha Sullivan Jewelry
Megs LeVesseur Pottery
North Coast Post