Through Waterford’s ceramics program, Waterford students explore clay as creative medium. Students create unique forms as they investigate a broad range of construction methods. Students experiment with a variety of processes including: slab and coil construction, sculpture, wheel throwing.

Glazing and firing at a full range of temperatures broadens the scope of production. Waterford’s dedicated ceramics studio is equipped with two electric kilns, a large Geil gas-fired kiln, wheel throwing and hand-building equipment.

Waterford Upper School ceramics students develop their wheel throwing techniques.

Ceramics is offered to students beginning in Class VIII. Middle School students learn clay hand-building methods and a variety of finishing methods. Upper School ceramics students continue to develop on their foundation in clay by learning wheel throwing techniques and more complex decorative processes. Advanced Placement students develop unique individual portfolios for submission to the Advanced Placement College Board.

For more information on specific ceramics courses, visit our curriculum guide

Middle and Upper School

Ceramics Gallery

A compilation of Middle and Upper School ceramics work.