Ceramic material can be used in the most diverse fields. Usually, we do not think that, in addition to the dishes and other household containers, we are surrounded by ceramic bathrooms, swimming pools and public spaces and ovens, fireplaces and even houses are often made of fired clay. We find top-quality ceramics in fields ranging from medicine and audio equipment to space technology. Clay is a sensitive, flexible and promising material for artistic self-expression, as well as for the technological exact sciences.

  • The faculty members of the Ceramics Department are recognised masters and artists in their field. Through the years, the department has developed close relationships with professionals around the world. Ceramic artists are a family, which is united by a passion for, and an interest in, the material.
  • The teaching method in the specialised subjects is usually based upon individual tutoring, and the ties between the faculty members and students are ingenuous and collegial. The priority of the students’ professional training is the development of creativity and individuality. Our curriculum is diverse and flexible, and takes into consideration the students’ personalities, as well as their individual abilities and skills.
  • The Estonian Academy of Arts is the only academic institution that educates professional ceramicists in Estonia. We have accepted the responsibility for preserving these professional skills now and in the future.

News and events

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EKA Design Hackathon

EKA Design Hackthon takes place in Estonian Academy of Arts 1.11 – 3.11 and is dedicated to students of The Faculty of Design but opened to everyone who is interested. A hackathon is a 48 hours long intensive event where students from different faculties work together in order to find design solutions for real life problems. Although this is a general design hackathon we encourage the ...

The EKA Department of Ceramics celebrates its 95th anniversary

The EKA Department of Ceramics is celebrating its 95th anniversary on 24–26 October. The full anniversary programme is accessible here: Wednesday 24 Oct 17:00 Opening of the Out of the Box exhibition in A400 Thursday 25 Oct in room B602 10:00 Welcome and 3D clay printing with a robotic arm – Urmas Puhkan, Lauri Kilusk, Kaiko Kivi 11:00 Pinching technique – Mirja Niemelä, Häme University of ...
  • In the Design & Crafts Master's programme, you learn to analyse and structure your thoughts, plus visualise them in a proper manner. You can experiment and polish your skills in your specific field, while also getting to know more about the practical sides of design, like branding and product development.
    Maria Sidorenko
    MA Design & Crafts (Ceramics) '16
    Designer and Co-owner of Upstairs Shop