The ceramics program offers experience and training in all areas of ceramic arts. Studios feature potter’s wheels as well as handbuilding facilities and both electric and gas fired kilns.
The Ceramics Program in the Department of Art & Art History is designed to address the broad range of techniques and contexts the medium affords ranging from traditional to contemporary approaches to both vessel making and sculptural form. Introductory to Intermediate level courses are therefore rather structured. Studio projects combine specific objectives toward learning technical craft, while promoting a creative or individualized resolution to each. Students who choose to pursue Ceramics as a primary or secondary concentration through upper level courses are challenged to put into practice the technical and aesthetic issues addressed in previous semesters toward developing an individual vision and voice.
The Ceramics lab is a well-equipped facility with ample space to accommodate program needs, including:
- 6 large work tables (approx. 30” x 72”)
- 3 canvas covered wedging tables
- 17 electric potters wheels (including two that are wheel chair accessible)
- A fully supplied glaze room with most of the common minerals and colorants.
- A kiln room containing two electric kilns, a 28cu. ft. downdraft gas car-kiln, and equipment for mixing and processing clay bodies.
- A separate shared studio space for advanced-level students and Adjunct Faculty.
- An outside courtyard area for pit and Raku-firing.
* Our program also has routine opportunities for pursuing the atmospheric firing techniques of soda, salt and wood-fire with local/regional artists and institutions.
For more information about the program, please see the University Bulletin.
For more information please contact:
Tony Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.