Ceramics, Glass, Fiber Design, Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design, Art Furniture

Whether your specialty is art furniture, ceramics, fibers, glass or metals/jewelry, the Crafts department at CCS can teach you to create work that’s visually stunning, yet functional in design. The curriculum includes lecture and studio classes that allow you to study the aesthetics and expressive potential of handmade objects as well as the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials through our state-of-the-art facilities here on campus.

From the metal shop and foundry to our hot glass and ceramics studios, you’ll find the space and tools you need to perfect your craft.

What Sets Us Apart?

Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Opportunities
Students who choose Crafts as their major like to work with their hands. Within the Crafts department, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials of your choosing, in a variety of professional, on-campus studios. Choose from glass, metals, fibers, clay, wood and more – there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty.

CCS’ History
Emphasis on crafts and craftsmanship has been a foundation since the College’s inception in 1906 as the Society of Arts and Crafts. Crafts was one of the first disciplines the College offered and continues to be an important part of CCS’ structure. The department continues to focus on traditional techniques, while introducing new technologies and new methods to help our students become as well-rounded and competitive as possible.

Emphasis on Craftsmanship
CCS is known for top-quality craftsmanship. Not only do we teach students how to work with the tools and materials, we instill the importance of quality into each project they work on.

Representative Career Choices

Ceramic Art
Clay Modeling
Color and Trim/Auto Industry
Costume Design
Custom Furniture Design
Fashion Accessories Design
Fiber Design
Gallery Ownership
Independent Art
Jewelry Design
Mold Making
Museum Textile Restoration
Ornamental Architecture
Set/Prop Design
Surface Design
Tile Design
Visual Merchandising

Crafts Department Videos

Previous Internships

AK Services
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Arden Companies
Art Farm
Baron Glassworks
City Bird
Collins and Aikman
Context Furniture

Crypton Fabrics
DVF (Diane von Furstenberg)
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
Furnace Hot Glass
General Motors
Greenfield Village
Hayashi of America
Italmoda Furniture

Jean Bartlett
Lankton Metal Design
Mark A Young Jewelers
Marlaina Stone
Miriam Haskell
Mount Clemens Blown Glass
Pilchuck Glass School

Pittsburgh Glass Center
Proenza Schouler
Queso Cabeza Farm
Revolution Gallery
Stefani & Co
Walt Disney World
Wet Dog Glass

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