The Ceramics area of the School of Visual Arts explores how clay documents the maker's touch, the eye defines the form, and the mind and the heart give the work of art its meaning. The very personal rendering of its elements is what makes a work of art unique. The program welcomes both functional potters and sculptors alike. It provides each student with the tools needed to find and pursue an artistic vision in a professional manner. Ceramic history and contemporary art criticism are taught in conjunction with studio skills to enable students to graduate as thinking artists with a notion of their own artistic voice.