Education through the ceramic arts can lead to a number of vocational opportunities. In today's world of mass communication, the handcrafted object offers a relief and an alternative to the impersonal products of the factory. It is now possible to make a living as a production potter or to supply ceramics objects of everyday use to an ever expanding, aesthetically aware, and educated buying public. Ceramic sculpture has also grown in popularity. At OSU, the large ceramic facility affords many opportunities for student exploration at all levels of study after the completion of the required 3D Design course.