There is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, and often ceramic objects are all the artistic evidence left from vanished cultures, thousands of years old. Elements of ceramic art, upon which different degrees of emphasis have been placed at different times, are the shape of the object, its decoration by painting, carving and other methods, and the glazing found on most ceramics. At Jesuit, students will learn the wide variety of ceramic techniques, leading up to the use of the wheel. Student pieces will make their way through the process from greenware, to bisque, to glazing and high fire.
CERAMICS IN THE JESUIT DALLAS MUSEUM
Numerous professional artists have donated their ceramic pieces to the Jesuit Dallas Museum in recent years, contributing to an outstanding ceramics collection. The pieces help develop an appreciation of ceramic arts in visitors to the Museum and are an important teaching tool as we strive to inspire young men in the art of ceramics.