- The School of the Museum of Fine Arts - The School of the Museum of Fine Arts [Website]
Boston, MA, USA
The Ceramics area supports the creative and expressive use of clay through a broad range of approaches, including installation, performance, mixed media, large-scale commission sculpture, time-based media, papermaking, printmaking, painting, silkscreen, and other processes.Whether your interest is sculptural, painterly, or functional, versatile clay brings something special to this intersection of media and processes. Look forward to an in-depth ceramic experience that will reinforce practical connections and aesthetic perspectives applicable to all artistic pursuits.
- Aalto University, School of Art and Design - Department of Design [Website]
BA, MA Degree program in Ceramics and Glass
- Adams State College - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Alamosa, CO, USA
- Adrian College - Art & Design [Website]
Adrian, Michigan, USA
The Department of Art and Design teaches the "how" of art; how to draw what you see, how to make a photograph, how to use Auto-Cad, or how to throw a pot. The important question in art-making is the "what" of art; what is your art about? How does your art relate to the world around you? Those are questions best answered in classes about History, Psychology, Sociology, or other subjects. At Adrian College, you not only get to explore the art studio, but you get to explore the world as well.
- Albion College - Art and Art History, Ceramics [no website]
Albion, MI, USA
Ceramics is housed in a well-equipped 6,250 square foot building, next door to the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center. Students have access to the building 24 hours a day. The main studio has 13 electric wheels, ample storage space for students to store their works in progress, and lots of work tables for hand building and sculptural projects. The facility has its own clay making operation, which allows the students to work in a variety of different clay bodies or to mix up and test new recipes. In the glaze room, students will find the full complement of materials necessary to create any type of glaze.
Firing is done in an adjacent room. The kiln room has three large gas fired kilns, a wood kiln, two portable raku kilns and four electric kilns of varying sizes. By the second semester students are firing the gas and wood kilns, with supervision, until they completely understand the process.
- Alfred University - School of Art and Design [Website]
Alfred, NY, USA
During the sophomore year, students are introduced to clay making, glaze formulation, throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, kiln loading, and firing. As juniors, students strengthen technical and conceptual skills by selecting from diverse offerings, ranging from utilitarian pottery to sculpture and the making of ceramic tile. In the senior year, students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor within an assigned personal studio space to develop a major body of work.
Courses in raw materials and kiln building hold particular interest. The raw materials course introduces the origins and properties of clay and glaze materials. The kiln-building course centers around building a working kiln.
Extensive indoor and outdoor kiln facilities, backed by the expertise of an artist-master technician, support both faculty and students. There is also access to large, separate studio areas for throwing, hand-building, and plaster mold work, as well as a completely stocked undergraduate glaze room and labs for clay and glaze formulation. In addition, the program features a comprehensive material supply facility, managed by a ceramic artist-technician.
- Angelo State University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
San Angelo, TX, USA
- Anne Arundel Community College - Art [Website]
Arnold, Maryland, USA
We have approximately 150 students enrolled in the 8 sections of ceramics that we offer. We have a well equipped 2,500 sq. ft. studio. Our classes focus on both hand-built and wheel-made forms. We offer a class devoted to ceramic surfaces - glazes, decorating & firing. We fire in oxidation, reduction and raku kilns.
- Arizona State University - School of Art [Website]
Tempe, Arizona USA
The program includes three full-time faculty members representing diverse backgrounds, concepts, and technical skills, a large graduate program of eight to 12 students, and a well-equipped ceramic studio, including separate graduate studio spaces. In addition, the program has an extensive guest speaker program of nationally recognized ceramic artists. The University Art Museum has a significant collection of contemporary ceramic art as well as a large collection of Early American pottery, and Southwestern Native American ceramics contribute further to the studies a student undertakes at ASU. Undergraduates as well as graduates exhibit work in local, regional, and national juried and invitational exhibitions.
- Armory Art Center School of Art - Ceramics [Website]
West Palm Beach, FL
Classes at all levels. Gas and electric kilns, for all temperatures. 20 wheels, slab rollers, extruders, spray booths, full glaze lab and clay mixing facilities. Five faculty members + master artists winter workshops, artist in residence program, international residency exchange program.
- Art College, St Lucas Ghent - Ceramics & Glass [Website]
- Art Institute of Chicago - Ceramics [Website]
Chicago, IL, USA
Facilities include clay and glaze mixers, extruder, slab roller, and wheels, free bulk materials [clay, slip, and glazes], mold-making facilities, fully equipped casting facilities, 18 gas and electric kilns, state-of-the-art Blaauw computer automated gas kiln. There is installation/gallery space and individual graduate studios. The department has a full-time shop technician.
- Artisan School at Maple Creek [Website]
527 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, Ohio 45153
Artisan school located near Cincinnati, Ohio offering quality instruction in pottery and other traditional art. Wheel thrown, hand building, and slab work for beginners and advanced students. Blacksmith, weaving, pottery, wood carving, painting, wood burning, wood turning, etc.
- Auburn University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Instruction in principles of three-dimensional design and sculpture. Clay is used to explore techniques of casting, constructing, modeling, and wheel throwing. Work with glazes and surface decoration.
- Augsburg College - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Minneapolis, MN, USA
The ceramics studio features both electric and manual throwing wheels as well as space forhand-building techniques. Standard computerized electrical kilns and a student designed and fabricated portable raku kiln are fundamental firing techniques. Glaze chemicals are available to advanced students for calculation and experimentation, as well as a full range of Cone 6 oxidation glazes.
- Augusta State University - Fine Arts [Website]
ASU offers the BFA and the BA degrees in art. Our ceramics program has a nice facility with plenty of space. We teach handbuilding, throwing on the wheel, sculpture, vessels, functional pottery. We cover lowfire oxidation, highfire gas reduction, and raku firing methods.
- Austin College - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Sherman, TX, USA
Pictures but no information on website.
- Australian National University School of Art - Ceramics [Website]
The Ceramics Workshop provides students with a stimulating environment and a wide range of opportunities to explore, work and research in the ceramics medium. Students are encouraged to become familiar with clay and glaze technologies and develop ways of working that are appropriate vehicles for their ideas.
There has never been a "house style" in the workshop (other than excellence), and graduates present work ranging from innovative figurative and sculptural pieces to finely made domestic vessels. Students are taught by professionally active staff of high reputation, and past students from the workshop have gone on to careers as studio artists, arts administrators, public and landscape artists, curators and teachers, as well as production throwers in design centres and commercial potteries. They have also won many prizes, and are well represented in public collections.
- Baker University - Art Studio [Website]
Baldwin City, KS, USA
The Department of Mass Media and Visual Arts offers a major and minor in studio art. Students interested in the study of art may also look into art education and art history.
- Barry University - Fine Arts, Ceramics Specialization [Website]
Miami Shores, FL, USA
This specialization provides exposure to the various materials and techniques of the ceramic medium. The emphasis is upon the development of creativity, self-expression and technical skills in working with clay.
- Berea College - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Berea, KY, USA
Ceramic Production: A study of the specific problems encountered when designing and executing a repetitive form. Emphasis on development of design for functional forms produced in coordination with the Ceramic Apprenticeship Program.
Ceramics 1: An introductory studio experience with the medium of clay, including ceramic forming, glazing, and firing. Ceramic techniques will be studied, along with current art/craft theory and ceramic history.
Ceramics 2: An expanded study of ceramic forming, glazing, and firing techniques through an introduction of conceptually based problem-solving assignments.
Ceramics 3: An advanced study of Ceramics including forming, glazing and firing techniques in the context of personally derived conceptual objectives.
Sculpture 1, 2, 4, 5
- Bergen National Academy of the Arts - Ceramics [Website]
The main focus is on clay as a raw material, ceramic techniques and processes. Courses focus on themes such as function (ceramics for use, applied ceramics), architecture and space, sculpture and installation. Prominent modes of artistic expression use ceramic materials and techniques as a source of structure and content.
When ceramic traditions converge with tendencies in contemporary art, innovation often results. We draw on the rich history of ceramics as a resource in contemporary practice. Courses cover ceramic production techniques, surface treatment and firing methods. Today's art scene is complex, and in this programme we want to encourage appreciation of art as well as artistic diversity. Ceramics is connected to past and present in both applied art and visual art - and takes place between the two.
- Bethany College - Fine Arts Department, Ceramics [Website]
Bethany, WV, USA
No details, but check for information on the instructor and his Teaching Philosophy at this page:
- Bluffton University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Bluffton, OH, USA
Ceramics 1: Introduction to work in clay including hand building techniques, use of the potter's wheel, decorating and glazing methods, kilns, and firing processes. Practical experience through participation in all phases of ceramic production. Survey of traditional and contemporary approaches to clay focused on promoting individual student response to the medium.
Ceramics 2: Advanced ceramic forming and decorating methods are introduced. Students are challenged to refine selected techniques in pursuit of a personal aesthetic in the medium. Clay bodies, glaze chemistry, and kiln design are considered with emphasis on their integral role in the creative process.
- Boise State University - Art Dept - Ceramics [Website]
Boise, ID, USA
Ceramics students receive an introduction to the various methods of construction, manipulations, and decoration of clay. Integration of design and concept is emphasized with clay as the expressive medium.
Lower division students learn handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques, as will as a beginning understanding of glaze analysis and firing procedures
Upper division courses continue with these studies in greater depth and individual creativity is stressed in personal work.
Students are trained to load and fire electric, raku and high fire gas and soda kilns.
- Boston Center for Adult Education - Ceramics [Website]
We offer 2 month long classes in Basic and Intermediate Wheelthrowing, Ceramic Tiles, Handbuilding, Japanese Pottery Workshops.
- Boston University - School of Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Boston, MA, USA
The Ceramics I course is designed to acquaint the beginner with techniques of hand-building, wheel-throwing, firing and glazing completed clay pieces. Over the course of the semester students will complete a series of work, with both functional and expressive properties. Various techniques for the creation and surface treatment of finished products will be explored.
Ceramics II is designed to allow students to advance skill levels in one or both of the major clay construction methods. Design and aesthetic concerns, as well as continued exploration of firing and glazing techniques encourage students to create a meaningful body of expressive and/or functional work.
- Bowling Green State University - School of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Bowling Green, OH, USA
Students pursuing degrees in Three-Dimensional Studies may build their specializations from courses in ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry/metals, and sculpture. Students may devise their studio specialization from coursework in any combination of media within their respective programs, or they may elect to focus exclusively on a single discipline. The flexible structure of the degree is intended to promote but does not require investigation in a range of 2D or 3D media areas.
- Bowman House Arts and Craft Center - Handbuilding [Website]
Vienna, Virginia, USA
We are fortunate that the Town of Vienna has fitted out an old school house as a ceramics studio; several of us have been teaching there for over 17 years.
The Bowman House is the most economical and friendliest pottery studio in Northern Virginia. Classes are small and serve children, teens, adults. There are two classroomsone with with 8 or 9 wheels, shelves and glazes, two large kilns, and holding area for works in progress. Our other classroom is used for handbuilding and drawing classes.Last year the Town added a fantastic new slabroller. This year, we hope to get two new kilns. We have two handicapped accessible bathrooms and a wheel for the wheelchair bound. When in session we have two lab days, Thursdays and Fridays. Feel free to drop by.
- Bridgewater College - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Bridgewater, VA, US
They have a program but not information is provided in the website.
- Brigham Young University - College of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Provo, UT, USA
The ceramics program offers the serious student an opportunity for an intensive studio experience that begins with an introduction to a variety of contemporary approaches to clay and ends with a focused, highly personal final project. Students are encouraged to incorporate other materials into their work and, as a result, often mount shows that reveal a surprising level of skill and variety. this interplay of materials results in a healthy interaction among the sculpture and ceramics students in Building B-66. MFA and BFA candidates in ceramics have individualized work space and play a strong role in the day-to-day workings of the studio. Ideas, materials, techinical information, and equipment are shared in a way that brings students and faculty--and often guest artists--shoulder to shoulder to solve problems, provide supports, and share creative victories. Ceramics students have particpated in NCECA student exhibitions and regularly attent the national conference. Advanced ceramics students have their own gallery exhibition at BYU every November. Former students hold teaching positions at the college level, and many are active artists with national reputations.
- Brookdale Community College - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Lincroft, NJ, USA
Beginners will work with basic hand-building techniques, executing at least two pieces of pottery in each of the basic processes and will also have the opportunity to learn the use of the potter’s wheel, and will be introduced to various embellishing, glazing and firing methods to finish the pottery. More advanced students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, will explore advanced handbuilding techniques and will experiment with glaze formulation. The students will be able to embellish, glaze and fire all the work.
- Buffalo State, SUNY - Design/Ceramics [Website]
Buffalo, New York, USA
A comprehensive State University of New York (SUNY) undergraduate liberal arts college with the largest and most comprehensive visual arts program in the SUNY system. Offering B.F.A. and B.S. degrees in Ceramics, the ceramics program prepares students to produce work of professional competence in various clay media focusing on mastery of relevant technical skills and creative expression with a strong emphasis on concept, craftsmanship, design and aesthetics. We offer wheel-throwing, handbuilding, mold making, slip-casting, clay formulation, glaze formulation, kiln theory, and studio practice. Our focus is to promote creativity, conceptual development and individual expression in both functional and sculptural ceramics. We have a 10,000 square foot well-equipped studio space including three primary classrooms/studios, clay and glaze mixing rooms, a mold making room, a computer lab, a photo area, two indoor kiln rooms with eight electric and three gas kilns, and an outdoor kiln area with raku, pit, soda and wood-fire kilns. Equipment: 30 pottery wheels, two slab rollers, extruder, clay mixer, two clay mixing puggers, wet lap grinder, tile saws, band saw, drill press, sandblaster, two spray booths, electric drying cabinets, slip casting table, ball mill, gram scales, electronic scale, etc. All areas utilize electrostatic and/or HEPA ventilation.
- Cal Poly University Pomona - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Pomona, CA, USA
No information on website
- California State University - Fresno - Department of Art [Website]
Fresno, CA, USA
Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes.
Beginners cover ceramic materials, basic studio practices, handbuilding processes, glazing and throwing on the potters wheel. Intermediates moves toward a greater awareness of form as developed on the potter's wheel and surface treatments and their integration with clay forms. Advanced students are involved in sculpture with emphasis focused on conceptual development, refinement of technique, choice of materials, professional presentation, and portfolio. Special treatment is given to ceramic glazes with study of empirical methods with discussion of historical and technical integration of glazes with clay forms.
- California State University Long Beach - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Long Beach, CA, USA
Ceramics at CSULB was initiated in 1949 and is currently housed in a fully equipped facility designed specifically for ceramics. It has grown to be in excess of 17,000 square feet and is among the finest facilities in the United States.
Our undergraduate program currently supports approximately 25 students majoring in ceramics. Course work includes a full compliment of classes specifically designed and dedicated to: throwing, handbuilding, ceramic sculpture, moldmaking and casting, kiln design, clay and glaze technology, the history of ceramics and an undergraduate studio/seminar course that requires students to deliberate on current issues relative to ceramics and all of the visual arts. Formal critiques are a part of all course work. The recent additions of a 2500 sq. ft. outdoor kiln patio and private senior studio for BFA candidates preparing their graduation exhibitions has greatly enhanced our undergraduate program.
Graduate programs are more individualized. In addition to graduate seminars in ceramics that address issues of criticism and theory, students are involved in a significant amount of independent studio which includes weekly contact with a member of the ceramics faculty. We have recently initiated a program by which six of our graduate students are teaching introductory courses in our area each semester. Graduate students and faculty meet regularly as a group to discuss teaching methodology and students are asked to assume full responsibility for course direction. This gives our graduate students directed teaching experience as well as a modest stipend.
- California State University San Bernardino - Ceramics [Website]
San Bernardino, CA, USA
We have 3000 square foot ceramics facility and a very active student group, including BA and MFA program.
- California State University, Northridge - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
While promoting growth in conceptual, technical and aesthetic approaches, the Ceramics area of concentration offers instruction that includes a wide base of processes and techniques designed to encourage individual expression. The program aims to develop students who are aware of contemporary standards to produce challenging work.
- CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS - CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN [Website]
- Camborne Pool Redruth College [Website]
Redruth, Cornwall, UK
This course is for those who wish to develop their skills in Ceramics, either over one year to achieve a Higher National Certificate, or over two years to gain the full Higher National Diploma. Students will have the opportunity to advance their practical skills in all areas of Ceramics and will be able to more effectively research contemporary and historical influences. You will become more proficient in the use of equipment and in glaze technology.
- Canakkale Eighteen March University - Fine Art, Vocational [no website]
Academic units include Fine Arts and Vocational. The art curiculum gives students in thorough training in design and the rich ceramic history of Turkey. Practical instruction is given on shaping, molding, glaze and body preparation, firing and decorating. The technical program addresses industrial production and advanced research in structural and functional ceramics. The school is closely associated with Çanakkale Ceramics Co., one of the largest ceramic production complexes in the world, and students can get hands-on experience in design and production issues associated with the automated manufacture of many kinds of tile, of insulators, artware, sanitaryware, even refractories and materials processing.
- Cape Fear Community College - Art Dept., Pottery [Website]
Wilmington, N.C., USA
- Cardiff School of Art and Design - Ceramics [Website]
CSAD has the largest ceramics centre in Europe, with a global reputation for its programmes and courses that attracts students, practitioners and academics from all over the world. Ceramics at CSAD has a long-standing and uninterrupted reputation for excellence, based on an approach that is dynamic and progressive.
Ceramics at CSAD is not confined to any category of art, design or making. It has always taken risks and risen to creative challenges born of critical engagement and enquiry. Its work has brought together a traditional ceramic processes with new and emerging technologies. The vibrancy of the subject is stems from the fostering of a community of ceramicists operating at BA, Masters and Doctoral levels.
Ceramics works closely with the other areas in CSAD, enabling a fusion of both ideas and practices that enriches and challenges. Engagement with textiles, fine art, product design, illustration, making, graphics and architecture, employing a range of critical approaches and theoretical positions, is releasing a phenomenal creative energy across the School.
- CEC - Ceramics [no website]
Two year program with wheel and two year general earth sciences. Instruction on glaze theory and practice is part of the course.
- Center for Clay Art [Website]
Parsippany area, New Jersey
Center for clay art has been teaching traditional pottery and hand building classes since 2000. We focus a great deal on glazing and ceramic design. Our studio is shared with a wonderful group of potters from all levels. We, as well as some of our students, do the local tristate art show circuit.
- Central Carolina Community College of North Carolina - Pottery and Clay Sculpture [Website]
Siler City, North Carolina, USA
Day classes can be taken individually or as a part of a two year degree. Evening classes are for non-degree students. We cover pottery, glaze formulation, kiln construction, casting, glaze application, salt firing, raku, design, marketing, clay sculpture, metal sculpture, welding, and small business skills in our degree program. We are located in Central North Carolina near Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Sanford, and Greensboro.
- Central Connecticut State University - Samuel S.T. Chen Fine Arts Center [Website]
New Britain, CT, USA
The Center has 14 studio/classrooms, darkroom facilities, conference areas, galleries, faculty offices, and ceramic firing facilities. The studio style classrooms support courses in ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, crafts, photography, media arts, graphic design, drawing, illustration, art education, and art history.
- Central Michigan University - Art Department [Website]
KERNERSVILLE, NC, USA
The ceramics program is designed to promote the development of aesthetic, technical, and conceptual methods regarding the ceramics field. Instruction is offered to students to encourage their own experimentation in both sculptural and functional forms. Instructors strive to offer motivating and practical information to all students.
Some techniques are taught by using the potters wheel, coiling, pinching, slab building, tile making, plaster molds to make multiples, as well as using ceramics in installation surroundings. Instruction is also offered in glaze application, kiln loading, firing, and preparing clay bodies.
- Ceramic Educaiton Center [Website]
Lodi, NY, USA
The Clay Education Center at Ceramic Supply of New York and New Jersey is an educational resource for everything on pottery, sculpture, and clay-making. We offer a comprehensive list of One Day Workshops.
- Chisholm College of Tafe - Ceramics [Website]
Graduates become studio potters competent in various construction techniques with a capacity to design, create, decorate and fire ceramics of commercial and exhibition standards. Work is directed towards achieving industry standards as well as meeting personal expectations through an analytical and interpretive process. This course includes industry visits and workshops by practising potters.
The course focuses clay and glaze technology, decoration, design, kilns building and firing and marketing. It explores the variants between the ceramics industry, which extends from the hobby potter through to self-employed artists and ceramics production companies. There is ample scope within this course for students to select from the elective units, a course tailored to their preferred direction.
- Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Dandenong Campus - Department of Art & Design [Website]
Dandenong, NSW, Australia
Diploma of Arts (Ceramics): Graduates become studio potters competent in various construction techniques with a capacity to design, make, decorate and fire ceramics of commercial or exhibition standard. Work is directed at achieving industry standards as well as meeting personal expectations through an analytical and interpretive process. Course includes industry visits and workshops by practicing potters.
- Christchurch Polytechnic - Bachelor of Design [Website]
Christchurch, New Zealand
Losely based on and around the area of ceramics. Not really going into depth into any topic, just a basic understanding of the workings of clay.
- Clemson University - Department of Art [Website]
Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Course of Study: Emphasis is placed on the critical and technical aspects of ceramics within an interdisciplinary and progressive art program, as well as the examination of traditional / contemporary art practices and consideration of craft theory. Graduates and undergraduates are challenged to deepen understanding of ceramic materials and processes, and develop a dynamic and individual practice that promotes critical rigor both in terms of concept and execution. Functional, sculptural, and expanded media approaches to the discipline are welcomed.
Clay Facilities: Individual graduate studios are approximately 12�x16� (200 sq ft). A full array of clay and glaze materials are available and cover a range of temperature, color and surface. The shop has a 24� Brent and 30�Bailey slab roller, numerous Brent electric wheels, an extruder, Soldner and Blue Bird Clay Mixers, and a vacuum de-airing pugmill. The glaze mixing area is well ventilated, and houses a spray booth, compressor, ball mills and ample workspace / storage. Additionally, the studio has a 30-gallon Slip-o-matic slip mixer. Our kilns include a new custom built 24 cu ft downdraft gas kiln in our indoor kiln area, a 60 cu ft downdraft car kiln and 40 cu ft soda kiln outdoors, two fiber Raku kilns, and numerous electric kilns, both large and small, most with computerized control. A 200 cu ft Anagama wood kiln and 30 cu ft wood/salt kiln are located nearby in the Clemson University woods. The Ceramics studio has room for a total of three to four graduate students. Undergraduate classes are in a separate workroom, sharing kilns and glazing facilities with grads. In addition to 24-hour Ceramics studio access, Lee Hall resources include a plaster room, a fully facilitated woodshop with CNC router, a computer lab, and a branch library that has cameras, camcorders, and flatbed scanners available.
- Cleveland Institute of Art - Crafts, Ceramics [Website]
Cleveland, OH, USA
The Ceramics studio is well equipped for all levels of ceramic work and a full scope of techniques. The concept behind the works and the technical ability to uphold the integrity of the work are foremost. The ceramics program teaches manipulation of clay from wheel work to slip casting, from investigation of clay bodies to glaze development. The and firing facilities (with gas, electric and car kilns) can handle every kind of work from small pots to very large sculpture. Raw materials and testing facilities enable advanced work in glaze formulation. Each major works in their own studio space and has full access to all of the special purpose spaces. Our kiln room is one of the best equipped in the country. See http://www.cia.edu/academic/undergraduate/ceramics/ceramicsoi.asp Our professors have a great deal of experience in the ceramic community and continue their own development in clay.
- Cleveland State University - Art Dept. [Website]
Cleveland, OH, USA
The Ceramic Program consists of 11 kilns both gas and electric. Two Soldner mixers, Venco Pug Mill, Bailey Pneumatic Extruder, 3 Brent Slab Rollers. We have 15,000 square feet in a one story brick building with a large supply bay and off street unloading. We feature both functional and sculptural approaches to clay. The accredited Arts & Science College offers an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts.
- Clovis Community College - Art [Website]
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Basic Ceramics program for art majors/non-majors. We have one gas kiln, two electric kilns, and one raku kiln. We offer a diverse range of classes including Pottery 1, Pottery 2, Advanced Topics in Clay, Raku, Tilemaking, Southwest Pottery, Ceramic Moldmaking, and more.
- College for Creative Studies - Crafts, Ceramics [Website]
Detroit, MI, USA
We teach an appreciation of the beauty and expressive potential of handmade objects, and a desire to express your ideas through experimentation with a variety of materials.
Students will study both functional and fine art applications through a combination of lectures and studio classes. By the end of their sophomore year, students typically begin to concentrate in one of the five disciplines offered. In all five areas, our excellent facilities— from the metal shop and foundry to our hot glass and ceramics studios — provide the necessary tools.
- College of Applied Arts - Ceramics [no website]
, SOHER ELSHAMY,
A four year program on the complete range of ceramic techniques (e.g. methods of formation of clays, firing, and glazing).
- College of Eastern Utah - Art Department [Website]
Price, UT, USA
We offer classes in beginning, intermediate, and special problems ceramics. These In these classes the students learn both wheel throwing and hand building techniques. The intermediate students also learn some glaze mixing and do some kiln firing. The special problem students decide, in consultation with the instructor, what they want to concentrate on during the semester. We have a large down draft kiln that fires to cone 10 some electric kilns that we do both bisque and crystalline glaze firing in. We also do some raku and some pit fire. The classes are often small so the students get quite a bit of one on one instruction and it shows in the progress they make and the quality of pottery they make.
- College of Lake County - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Grayslake, IL, USA
Ceramics 1: Designed to teach students basic pottery hand building, wheel throwing and glazing techniques.
Intermediate: To familiarize the student with advanced techniques and principles of the clay medium; to develop style and personal statement by the student using these techniques and principles.
Advanced: Emphasizes individual proficiency with continued work on the potter's wheel, hand building techniques, kiln firing, glaze calculation and application.
- College of Marin - Art Department [Website]
Kentfield, CA, USA
We offer ceramics at beginning and advanced levels covering hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, and firing techniques. Our facilities include: 25 Potters Wheels, 5 Electric Kilns, 2 Gas Kilns, 1 Soda Kiln, 1 Pugmill, Glaze Lab and application area including spray booths.
- Collin Country Community College - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Dallas, TX, USA
The visual arts program offers courses in foundation art classes such as drawing, design and art appreciation and specialization classes such as painting, watercolor, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, computer arts and art history. A new 33,000 square foot Visual Arts Centre has just been completed at the north end of the Spring Creek Campus. All labs include professional quality equipment such as an intaglio printing press, a variety of ceramic kilns, electric pottery wheels and a metal casting foundry as well as multi-media presentation equipment. The new art wing includes increased gallery and exhibition space.
- Colllin County Community College - Fine Art [Website]
Plano, TX (suburb of Dallas), U.S.A.
Full ceramic program icluding all pottery and sculpture processes, beginning through advanced. Complete studio including 14 Electric wheels, slab roller, 2 extruders, clay mixer, pug mill, 4 electric kilns. Outdoor kiln yard includes 4 gas kilns, 2 raku kilns, 1 soda kiln. One full-time ceramic faculty and one full-time lab technician; 2 part-time faculty. We offer a glaze chemistry/materials class once a year.
- Colorado Mountain College - Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Glenwood Springs, CO, USA
We offer Associate degrees in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Professional Photography and certificate programs in Creative Arts, Graphic Design, and Graphic Design for the Internet. Transfer with a fine arts emphasis to a four-year college, concentrate your study for your own enjoyment, or start your design career.
- Columbus College of Art and Design - Ceramics [Website]
Columbus, OH, USA
Students will be taught a solid understanding of core skills:throwing, handbuilding, molds, clay and glaze formulation. These will lead to individualized expression.
Common use equipment includes two pug mills (one de-airing), two /bluebird mixers, extruders, slip tank, three ton Ram press, and a slab roller. Kilns include 5- one cu. ft. electric test kilns, 10-full-size electric kilns, gas test kiln, cantenary arch kiln, Bailey shuttle kiln, gas downdraft kiln, 2 raku kilns, a salt kiln, and a wood kiln.
- Concordia University Montreal - Studio Arts Department - Ceramics [Website]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BFA programme in Studio Arts, major in Ceramics
- Corning Community College - Communications / Humanities [Website]
Corning, NY, USA; Finger Lakes region of Western
CCC's Studio Art program (with an Associates degree in Fine Arts and Design) is focused on teaching the foundations of art and has classes in design, drawing, painting, graphic design, ceramics, ceramic sculpture, photography, web design, and digital imaging.
Current ceramics faculty include: Professor Fred Herbst (MFA University of North Texas) and Adjunct Professors Julie Crosby and Chris Longwell. We teach Ceramics 1 and 2, Ceramic Sculpture and Ceramics Independent Study. Classes cover handbuilding, throwing, clay mixing, glaze formulation, and firing techniques. The studio is equipped with 2 oval electric kilns, a Soldner clay mixer, pugmill, 11 wheels, an anagama wood-fired kiln and a hybrid woodfired ceramics and glassblowing kiln. Summer workshops led by visiting artists center around firing the CCC woodfired kilns and are open to the public.
- Coyote Clay School and Studios [Website]
Albuquerque, NM, USA
We provide instruction from novice and up on wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques at very reasonable prices. You can also rent by the month if you don't need instruction. We fire oxidation, reduction and soda at cone 6. We make a varity of cone 6 and cone 10 clay bodies. We also manufacture a line of cone 6 glazes that work great in reduction or oxidation. There is also a selection of raku glazes for use with the raku kiln. Firing prices are also extremely reasonable.
- Creighton University - Studio Art - Ceramics [Website]
Omaha, NE, USA
We have ceramics and sculpture divisions and teach ceramics level 1, 2 and 3. The ceramics and sculpture areas have access to an outdoor kiln and a casting area.
- Cumberland School - Pottery [Website]
Great Neck, New York
Our adult education department teaches wheel throwing and hand building.
- Dodge City Community College - Ceramics Department [Website]
Dodge City, KS, USA
The ceramics program at Dodge City Community College is committed to the furthering of technical and artistic development. Students are introduced to clay using hand-building and wheel skills. Courses are taught from beginning through advanced skill levels. Instruction is given in clay preparation, form development, glaze application and studio operation.
The ceramics studio consists of a large open floor workspace of 2,000 square feet. There are areas for wheel throwing, hand building, clay mixing, glazing and critique reviews. Equipment: 12 electric potters wheels, Brent slab roller, Dry clay mixer, Soldner Pro Model clay mixer, Walker pug mill, Bluebird vacuum pug mill, Extruder, 40 cubic Alpine updraft kiln, 40 cubic computerized downdraft, Computerized electric kiln, Oval electric kiln, Raku kiln area.
- Earth Stoke 'n Fire Pottery Studio and Artist Retreat - Education Department [Website]
Noble, Oklahoma, USA
Pottery educational courses in every level of pottery education. We specialize in clay and glaze calculation and formulation. Individual classes receive Certificates of Completion. Course completion receive Diploma.
Sample Courses Include:
History of Pottery
Study of Cultural Pottery
Clay Bodies and Formulation
Glaze Formulation and Calculation
Advanced Chemistry in Glaze Calculation
Studio and Business Development
Safety in the Studio
Blueprint plans for studio equipment included in selected classes.
Education includes the use of IM lectures, whiteboard, video, webcam and e-texbooks in the educational process.
Class packages available.
Courses for novice and advanced potters.
- East Tennessee State University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Johnson City, TN, USA
All students begin with an introductory course, concentrating on hand-forming processes. Throwing classes utilize the potter's wheel, creating both traditional and experimental forms. Technical Ceramics deals with clay, glazes, firing techniques, kilns, raw materials, testings, and special firings. Advanced classes will allow students to work on special creative problems and techniques to explore individual goals.
We have 15 potters wheels and ample worktables for hand building. The wheels are a high quality mix of kick and electric models. The classroom is also equipped with two slab rollers and an extruder. In the indoor kiln area we have six electric kilns of various styles and dimensions. We also have separate rooms for clay mixing and glazing. The clay room is stocked with the dry materials necessary for clay body research and formulation making use of the two clay mixers and pugger. The glaze room is well stocked with materials for student research in all manner of surface treatments. The outdoor kiln area contains two gas fired reduction kilns, a wood fired tube kiln, a raku kiln and a pit firing area. A salt glaze kiln, a fast fire wood kiln and a new raku kiln are currently in the planning stages for future kiln building sessions.
- Eastern Kentucky University - Art [Website]
Richmond, KY, USA
The offerings open with a core course in basic hand building techniques. Subsequent courses, for BFA candidates in Ceramics and other advanced students, progress through throwing techniques and glaze formulations, surface applications and decoration, problems relating to large scale work, and experimental techniques and/or research in glazing and firing. After three courses in the sequence, students enter the advanced section of the curriculum, where they are allowed to work more independently and one-on-one with the instructor. Specialized courses, for example in kiln design and construction, are also occasionally offered to advanced students.
In the large ceramics studio there is ample space for instruction, both wheel and hand throwing, and rack storage of student work. Equipment here includes 10-12 electric potter's wheels, three slab rollers, and two clay extruders. Clay and glazes are stored and mixed mechanically in rooms immediately adjacent to the studio. Also connected to the main ceramics studio is the area chair's private work space, a generous work space for BFA candidates, and a drying/kiln room with six electric kilns (ranging in capacity from one to twenty cubic feet), and two large alpine gas kilns. In an outdoor firing facility accessible through the sculpture area,
- Eastern Washington University - Sculpture and Ceramics [Website]
Cheney, WA, USA
The art building houses a recently updated sculpture and ceramics studio. These areas include specialized spaces and classrooms for casting, welding, mold-making, woodworking, glaze-mixing, firing, wheel throwing, and hand-building on the main floor of the art building.
Ceramics courses are taught regularly each quarter and offer a diverse approach to ceramics practices. The ceramics studios are comprised of one large classroom studio space, a smaller studio room which houses high-tech digitally controlled kilns, an additional kiln room for other types of firing, as well as a glaze-mixing room and additional storage areas.
- Eastfield College Dallas County Community College - Arts and Letters [Website]
Mesquite, Texas, USA
Ceramic instructor is James Watral. Courses include all aspects of throwing, hand building, sculpture, design, photography, jewelry making, welding and painting courses with small classes limited to 15 students. The State of Texas has cut our funding so we have had to cut back on some things.
- Eckherd College - Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
In the Eckerd Ceramics program, taught by Professor Brian Ransom , students are given the opportunity to learn all aspects of forming, firing, and exhibiting ceramics. From the introductory class forward, students are taught to mix their own clay, create their own glazes and fire their own kilns. Courses are offered in throwing on the potter's wheel and ceramic sculpture. Students are able to utilize a range of firing techniques, making use of a wide variety of kilns, including stoneware, low & high vapor firing, raku, sagger, pit, and wood-fire kilns. After completing the basic classes many students take advantage of the small and intimate nature of the clay program by working one-on-one with the professor on more advanced projects in independent studies. In our lively community-oriented studio, which remains open 24 hours a day, students are encouraged to create functional, sculptural and conceptual artworks in clay.
- Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Ceramics students learn handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques, kiln firing procedures, glaze and claybody chemistry, moldmaking, and other processes. Special courses are offered in craft-business practices, glaze calculation, and kiln-building. Our comprehensive program offers all methods of firing using approximately twenty kilns of various sizes.
Housed in a new facility, both the BFA and MFA programs challenge students to develop their own artistic direction. Advanced and graduate classes encourage group discussion on contemporary issues and emphasize individual critiques of their work. Visiting artists are invited on campus through the activities of the Clay Club. Members of this group raise the necessary funds by selling their artwork.
Additionally, students participate in field trips and attend a national ceramics conference each year. Graduates of this program teach, work in industry, become production potters, or work as studio artists.
- Elon University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Elon, NC, USA
CERAMICS I: This introduction to principles and processes of working with clay and glazes emphasizes basic construction techniques and kiln firing.
CERAMICS II: Emphasis on wheel-thrown forms, glaze mixing, kiln firing and studio management.
ADVANCED PROJECTS: Emphasis in this course is on increased individual exploration of a single form-making process, glaze calculation and kiln firing.
- Emily Carr University of Art and Design - Ceramics [Website]
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Students develop their work in a hands-on studio environment that supports theory and practice. The studio is currently equipped with 14 assorted kilns: including a 60 cubic foot car kiln, and eleven electric kilns. Other equipment includes a slab-roller, extruders, wheels, jolly jigger wheel, plaster lathe, pugmill, ball mills, clay mixer and blunger, spray booth, masonry saw, decal printer, glaze lab, and plaster studio. Classes range from technical uses of the material to theory and practice.
- Escuela de Arte Talavera de la Reina - Ceramics and Art [Website]
Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain
The Escuela de Arte Talavera, website www.escueladearttalavera.com offers a comprehensive education in all forms of visual art, from drawing and photography to decorative, sculptural and industrial ceramics. Talavera has been a pottery town since Roman times and was the primary pottery city in 16th century Spain. This tin-glazed ware was introduced to Puebla Mexico in the 1530s. The traditional techniques of throwing, glaze science and decorating brought from Talavera Spain are now the production methods used in Mexico, particularly in Puebla. The teachers at the school are very well qualified and dedicated. The courses are taught in Spanish although there are also English teachers and foreign students are particulary valued as the school seeks to maintain it's reputation for innovative as well as traditional approaches to art. An excellent opportunity to learn Spanish and complete pottery skills at the same time.
- Fanshawe College - Continue Education [Website]
Hutton House London ON
Upon successful completion of this program, students may apply for a Fanshawe College Declaration of Academic Achievement. Courses: Marketing your work, Studio Management, Pottery 1, Pottery 2, Pottery 3, Glazing & Decorating, Mould Making for Casting.
- Federal University of Technology, Akure - Department of Industrial Design [Website]
The Industrial Design Programme is concerned with the development of creative strategies in the provision of technological solutions to problems that are related to the specific needs of industry and the society in general. The programme places emphasis on the development of high professional skills as well as exploration and development of indigenous materials in the areas of Ceramics, Graphics and Textiles Design. It also focuses on producing graduates of high quality with creative skill and entrepreneurial knowledge that can make them self reliant as well as employable by the Printing, Textiles and Ceramics industries.
- Florida Atlantic University - School of Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Boca Raton, FL, USA
- Florida State University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Tallahassee, FL, USA
The undergraduate program is housed in a 8,000 sq. ft. facility with three classrooms for teaching, outdoor and indoor kiln firing areas, and an outdoor clay mixing area with a large pugmill and Soldner mixer. This facility also houses two rooms for glazing, a plaster mold making space, 20 electric wheels, eight electric and two gas kilns. One gas kiln is a 130 cubic foot down draft car kiln capable of firing a six foot plus object.
The graduate program is in a 13,000 sq. ft. facility offering each student an individual studio space and access to its own woodshop and metal and clay sculpture equipment (skutt kiln, gas kiln, raku kiln, slabroller, extruder and electric wheel). It also has its own computer lab, installation room and community exhibition space.
- Fort Hays State University - Art [Website]
Ceramics at FHSU teaches the basics of clay as a discipline. We explore materials, forming and glazing techniques, and various types of firing balanced with learning to create art. We support artists learning to become studio potters, teachers, sculptors - including installation and performance artists, as well as serious amateurs. Emphasis is placed on developing a personal style along with increasing skills and becoming a professional. Our studio was built in 1980 and has a suite of 7 rooms including a large workshop shared space where classes are taught, a fully equipped clay mixing room, a drying room, a glaze room with two large spray booths, a kiln room with 2 gas and 5 electric kilns, a graduate studio and the teacher's office and studio. Students are taught to build web pages, use the Internet as a resource and for communication and inspiration.
- Gazi University - Ceramic Department [Website]
We have a complete vocational ceramic education program. See our website for more details.
- Georgia State University - Ernest G. Welch School of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Atlanta, GA, USA
The undergraduate program in ceramics is designed with the philosophy and intent of providing a broad base of knowledge of the ceramic arts. Once the student has investigated technical explorations with ceramics materials and firing processes (electric, gas, wood, soda, raku and primitive), the student is then challenged to focus on specific conceptual and aesthetic projects.
A strong component of the graduate program involves assistantships in either studio work or in teaching undergraduate level courses. Students are encouraged to teach a variety of courses during their studies from 3D Design to wheel throwing and hand building skills. These experiences in conjunction with the acquisition of professional skills such as resume writing, job application skills and self-promotion prepare the student with the tools to be a professional artist once their studies are complete. All graduate M.F.A. ceramic students are given their own work space for a maximum of three years along with supporting studio equipment which includes: electric wheels, slab rollers, clay extruders, gas and soda kilns, electric kilns, raku kilns, saggar kilns, clay mixer, pug mill, and glaze mixing facilities. There is access to the facilities twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week (with only a few exceptions).
- Geroge Fox University - Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Newberg, OR, USA
We offer instruction in painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, digital art, and many other media � all within a Christian college environment where distinguished professors know you by name.
- Glen Innes campus of the New England Institute of TAFE AUSTRALIA - Ceramics and Fine Arts [Website]
Glen Innes, NSW, Australia
Glen innes has the most comprehensive Ceramics Studio and classes in the New England Area. The classes are Ceramics Cert 3 & 4 Ceramics, Other Visual arts and Contempory Craft, Photo Shop Other business related courses.
2 Electric kilns, 1 Gas fired kiln, 1 wood fired kiln, various raku kilns, aprox 10 wheels, extruders, 2 slab rollers, collection of glazes and materials.
- Glendale Community College - Ceramics Department [Website]
Glendale, CA, USA
Beginning ceramics, Intermediate and advanced ceramics, Beginning and advanced hand-building, Earthenware, Raku, Glaze calculation, History of world ceramics, Certificate program in ceramics.
- Gonzaga University - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Spokane, WA, USA
Beginners emphasis on hand building techniques with an introduction to wheel forming. Secondary emphasis on developing fundamentals of clay and glaze technology. Fall and Spring.
Students progress to qualities of form, function, and style are explored by means of wheel forming. Glaze development and approaches to firing techniques are introduced.
Finally to exploration of advanced glazing and firing techniques, developing individual expression in ceramic form and study of glaze theory and empirical formulation methods. Coursework is designed for the advanced student contemplating graduate school or a professional career in the studio. On sufficient demand.
If demand, also offers course on kiln design and construction, exploring kiln types, firing methods, and chamber designs. A kiln will be constructed and fired.
- Goshen College - Art Department [Website]
Goshen, IN, USA
In the first term of ceramics, students learn to use a potter's wheel and other methods to create visual ideas and/or pottery in clay that is both sculptural and functional. Forming, glazing and firing are learned in the introductory level, Art 204. Second term students research glaze or clay and continue skill development in Art 304. Advanced students work on developing their own personal styles in Art 304 and 404. Ceramics classes are two-thirds studio, one-third verbal interpretation. ART 202, Ceramics is open to all students and is the prerequisite for more advanced ceramics classes.
- Graceland University - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Lamoni, IA, USA
The Helene Center for the Visual Arts, a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2004, houses classroom, studio, and gallery spaces that are spacious and well-ventilated. We offer handbuilding and wheelthrowing along with a fundamental technical course in ceramics.
- Grand Valley State University - Art and Design, Ceramics [Website]
Allendale, MI, USA
Ceramics at Grand Valley State University consists of a wide-ranging program emphasizing traditional through contemporary methods of working with clay. From introduction through advanced level, students engage in clay making, hand-building, wheel-throwing, slip-casting, raw material study & glaze calculation, and kiln loading & firing. Students strengthen technical and conceptual skills through courses that focus on the rigorous development of concept with the goal of pursuing an individual approach to a full integration of idea, material and process. Furthermore, students are encouraged, supported and challenged to explore various approaches to clay while drawing from other art & design disciplines and experiment with different strategies of ceramic art as; function, design, sculpture, mixed-media, installation and performance.
- Great Southern Tafe - Art and Design [Website]
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Albany, WA Australia
We have an art and design program that includes ceramic units as electives in Certificate III and Certificate IV courses in fine art. We do offer one associate degree from Edith Cowen University in Perth and there are ceramic units in that course..
- Greenbelt Community Center - Ceramic Programs [Website]
15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770
The Greenbelt Community Center has a comprehensive ceramic program including introductory through advanced hand building and wheel classes for children, teens, and adults. Open studio is included in all adult programs.
- Hamilton College - Ceramics Department [Website]
Clinton, NY, USA
Introduction to three-dimensional design concepts related to ceramics. Emphasis on a series of projects, followed by group criticism and technical aspects of ceramics.
- Hartwick College - Art & Art History, Ceramics [Website]
Oneonta, NY, USA
The spacious ceramic studio has well lighted work areas for throwing, hand building and glazing. There Ceramic Studioare seven electric potter's wheels and fourteen Soldner kick wheels, a Bailey slab roller, a hand extruder, two clay puggers, two electric test kilns, five digitized electric kilns and a 60 cubic feet downdraft gas kiln. There is a near-by, separate enclosure with a small storage building for raku, sawdust and pit firings.
- Harvard College - Office for the Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Cambridge, MA, USA
The excellent 10,000 sq. ft. studio facility (located just beyond the Harvard Stadium) has spacious areas for hand building, wheel throwing, figure modeling, slip casting, glaze research, and firing electric, gas, soda, and raku kilns. An excellent ceramics library, a study collection of work made by visiting artists, and studio exhibitions enhance the educational resources.
- Hawaii Preparatory Academy - Visual Arts [Website]
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
I teach Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced placement classes to grade 9-12 students. Included in my program are basic techniques of modeling, hand building and throwing as well as back ground information of materials geology, physics, transformatonal dynamics of firing, and the cultural history of pottery making. We fire to cone 9 in a propane fired downdraft kiln, electric bisque and low fire, gas raku kiln.
- Hood College - Art Department [Website]
Frederick, MD, USA
Hood College offers a Graduate Certificate in Ceramic Arts in a post-baccalaureate program designed to provide advanced studio experience for local, regional, national and international students. Our program places special emphasis on the unique requirements of teaching ceramic arts at a variety of levels. Focusing on universal design principles, the development of technical proficiency and the refinement of personal expression, you will produce a comprehensive body of work. Through study, studio production and subjective analysis, you will learn to face the challenges, demands and opportunities of careers in ceramics and related art fields. Whether you're an art teacher pursuing the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certification in Secondary Education or an established artist seeking a higher level of instruction for personal creative development, the Graduate Certificate Program in Ceramic Arts offers subject area courses that will enhance your career. The studio arts courses also supplement Hood's new master's degree in the Humanities. Recent graduates seeking advanced coursework will find the program provides the comprehensive study required for successful admission to a formal MA or MFA program. Our weekend scheduling and intensive courses meet the special needs of students, teachers, and professionals.
- Howard University - Art Department [Website]
Washington, DC USA
The ceramis program and the university grants students the B.F.A. and the M. F. A. degrees with a ceramics major. We cover on and off wheel techniques; glaze and clay technology; and firing techniques.
Unique in our program is the fact that on our faculty we have Professor Winnie Owens-Hart, considered an authority on Nigerian pottery building techniques, teaching this method to our beginning and advanced students.
Also emphasized in our program is the study of all aboriginal ceramics.
The historical study of world ceramics is incorporated in the studio studies.
Our program is looking for self directed graduate students to apply.
- Humboldt State University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Eureka, CA, USA
Beginning and intermediate ceramic courses focus on developing your basic forming and glazing skills at both high and low temperatures. Advanced level ceramics courses, including our Honor¹s Program, emphasize the development of a personal style and help prepare students for a career in art. Instruction at this level is largely on an individual basis.
Though Humboldt State is a small, intimate school, we are equipped with a comprehensive 8,500-square foot ceramics facility. The studio includes two separate kiln rooms with 14 electric and 4 gas kilns, a large glaze room with spray booth, a plaster mold making area, a clay mixing and storage area, a small room for slide lectures, throwing and hand building areas, an outdoor area kiln area for raku firings, and a separate studio for our honors students.
- Hunter College - Art Department [Website]
New York, NY, USA
The Ceramic Studio occupies the entire basement level of Thomas Hunter Hall and contains the following equipment: two gas kilns, five electric kilns, a pug mill, a clay mixer and fifteen potters' wheels.
- Indiana Purdue University - Herron School of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Indianapolis, IN, USA
The ceramics curriculum develops an understanding of ceramics as an expressive artistic medium in contemporary society. The study of ceramic materials and techniques is balanced with the study of historical tradition and contemporary trends. The ceramic studio is well equipped so that students experience the variety of technologies used by contemporary artists. The program provides a solid foundation for students pursuing graduate studies or a studio art career.
- Indiana State University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
New Albany, IN, USA
The undergraduate program in ceramics is designed to promote exploration of the three-dimensional form using clay as the expressive fine arts medium. Ceramics is located in an elaborate complex of fully equipped facilities with more than 6,200 square feet of floor space. The ceramics studio has excellent workspaces, indoor and outdoor kiln areas containing 18 kilns, and clay mixing, glazing, and material storage rooms. The unusual number of large kilns and the physical configuration of the studio allow students the opportunity to work in a size not feasible in a majority of university ceramics programs.
Moreover, beyond the normal complement of studio classes available, courses in glaze calculation and kiln design give a high professional tone to this program. Students may choose to explore Raku, salt glaze, high temperature reduction, low temperature, wood, or other firing techniques. The proximity of the 3-D studios provides students with excellent opportunities for combined media work.
- Indiana University - Radford School of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
New Albany, IN, USA
A conceptual foundation, technical expertise, and a commitment to art are considered essential qualities for ceramic students. Students explore aesthetic interests ranging from vessels to ceramic sculpture. Students are expected to develop a knowledge of art history and a critical understanding of contemporary art issues. A visiting artist program enriches our students educational experience through an active visiting artist series.
Recently renovated with private studios for 10 M.F.A. students, our facilities feature a variety of wood, salt and soda kilns, and all the necessary equipment and materials. Other outstanding resources include the Fine Arts Library, the Fine Arts Slide Library, the School of Fine Arts Gallery, faculty, visiting artists, and the Indiana University Art Museum (one of the finest university art collections in the United States).
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Indiana, PA, USA
The program places an emphasis on the personal growth and individual direction of each student. It also consists of separate wheel throwing and hand building areas, a general clay mixing and a glazing area. The kiln area consists of six electric kilns, six
and thirty cubic foot gas kilns and a sixty cubic foot car kiln.
- Indiana University Southeast - Ceramics [Website]
New Albany, IN
Ceramics at IU Southeast provides experience in a wide range of traditional ceramic techniques, including hand forming, wheel throwing, glazing, clay body preparations, as well as numerous firing techniques. In addition, students explore experimental techniques in clay printing and fused glass processes. Students develop a background in ceramic history and aesthetics as well as a strong technical expertise. Because of our excellent facilities and experienced faculty, ceramics at IU Southeast has attracted students from throughout the metro Louisville and southern Indiana region. Our graduates have earned post baccalaureate degrees in ceramics from colleges and universities throughout the country.
- Indianapolis Art Center - Ceramics [Website]
Classes serving pre-school, elementary, high-school, special needs, and 10-15 adult classes from beginning to budding professional. We teach low-fire, cone 10 reduction, raku and sculpture.
- Jesuit College Prep - Art / Ceramics [Website]
Training focuses on handbuilding & throwing.
- John C. Campbell Folk School - Clay [Website]
Offers 1 week pottery workshops in beginning to advanced levels.
- JUNIATA COLLEGE - Ceramics Department [Website]
Huntingdon, PA, USA
An introductory studio course in ceramics. Emphasis is placed on making a body of personal work through understanding the basic ways in which clay has served human needs throughout history. The course will parallel the historical and cultural development of ceramics from its primitive beginnings to its current status as a mode of artistic expression in a high-technology society. Intermediate and advanced courses also offered.
- Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Ceramics Department [Website]
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Welcome to the Ceramics Art Department website! Ceramics provides an opportunity to develop personal-expression, craftsmanship, skill and aesthetics in the clay arts. Students will design and create both hand-building and wheel-thrown assignments using problem solving techniques. Our Advanced Courses will continue to explore clay, glaze and firing processes.
- Kansas City Art Institute - Ceramics [Website]
Kansas City, MO
Three full time ceramics faculty, with one or two part time faculty and a full time technician. Approximately fifty students, sophomore to senior, plus occasional special students. Extensive facilities including all types of firing except wood (sometimes on field trips). Pottery and sculpture using all forming and firing techniques. In depth two semester clay and glaze technical course.
- Kansas State University - Department of Art [Website]
Manhatten, KS, USA
- Kean University - Fine Arts, Studio Art [Website]
Ceramics courses at Kean University have as their focus an emphasis on Low Fire techniques, and exploration of sculptural and conceptual ideas. The understanding of clay through the potters wheel and traditional hand building techniques is stressed in the introductory course. In the intermediate and advanced courses individual student development of complex ideas, structures, and intellectual modalities is stressed. The ceramic studio is a multipurpose facility. The equipment available includes 16 potters wheels including, kick, electric, and Kick-electric wheels. Additionally, 2 slab rollers, 2 extruders, 1 clay mixer, 4 electric kilns, and one downdraft gas kiln. The facility includes a damp room, clay preparation and storage room, kiln room, glaze mixing and application area and a large community throwing and handbuilding area. The teaching faculty includes 1 full time faculty member and guest adjunct faculty who bring traditional and nontraditional approaches such as "Paper Clay", "Slip Casting", "Raku", "Terra-Sigillata" and "Tile Making."
- Kent State University - Ceramic Dept [Website]
The Crafts Department provides a challenging yet supportive environment for the student to create work in the unique programs of Clay, Glass, Jewelry/ Metals/ Enamel and Textile Art. Through the introduction and exploration of traditional craft processes and history each student will develop a strong vocabulary within their chosen medium. This foundation will facilitate their conceptual interests and personal design aesthetic. Through study of historical, as well as contemporary work in craft media and art in general, the student is asked to consider their work contextually, articulating an understanding of its origins as they pursue their own individual direction. The program aims to guide young artists from a mentor/student relationship into the world of the professionally active studio artist/crafts person.
Both undergraduate and graduate students work in close consultation with their advisor. Intense study and personal investigation, within the well equipped studios, culminate in the presentation of a cohesive body of work which is exhibited as the Senior Project for undergraduates and the Thesis Exhibition for graduates. Our alumni have gone on to pursue careers as exhibiting artists, production crafts people, designers for industry, and university professors.
- Kootenay School of the Arts - Ceramics [Website]
Nelson, BC, Canada
Throughout the Clay program, students will be encouraged to explore traditional and experimental approaches to working with clay. To address the visual experiences and to develop the physical concerns, students of Clay will be introduced to a wide variety of technical, critical, aesthetic and historical issues expanding on their practice of skills.
During the introductory studio year, students will participate in establishing a strong basis in the processes of clay. Students in second year will be involved in combining specific areas of study and expanding of the related practice of skills. Third year students will embark on more personal, self-directed studies for creating a well-rounded body of work.
Throughout the Clay program, instructors will place particular emphasis on preparing students to work as independent artists and craftspeople.
- Kyoto Seika University - Faculty of Art [Website]
To step into this traditional field, students previously had to enter an apprenticeship or a specialized school. The ceramics curriculum that we have developed at Kyoto Seika University is more appropriate to this university`s atmosphere, emphasizing a view of ceramics as a modern and creative art form, using clay as a medium of self-expression. We encourage students to be imaginative and diverse in their thinking. We do not believe in teaching ceramics: instead, we believe that our job is to stimulate the creativity of each individual. Students must themselves overcome the initial obstacles that occur when working in this field. During our four-year program, students absorb the technical side as well as the human side of this art form. These two aspects cannot be separated, as techniques are always selected according to human considerations.
- l.E. College - Ceramics [no website]
Ceramic diploma course.
- Lee College - Visual and Performing Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Baytown, TX, USA
Ceramics 1: An introduction to basic ceramic processes.
Ceramics 2: Opportunities for specialization in ceramic processes.
- Linfield College - Art [Website]
McMinnville, OR, USA
The Art Department has moved to the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center on the Keck Campus of Linfield College. The new facility offersr students beautiful and significantly improved studios and work spaces. The ceramics studio houses power and kick wheels, clay mixers, a clay extruder and a slab roller. Firing facilities include three electric kilns and two large gas-fired kilns; in addition there are experimental test kilns and a raku kiln facility. A well-equipped glaze mixing area provides experience in glaze testing and calculation. An adjacent showcase houses a growing collection of ceramics from pre-Columbian times to the present.
- Lock Haven University - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Lock Haven, PA, USA
Our large ceramics facility has 20 individual pottery wheels and on-site kiln. You will learn hand building as well as throwing techniques and experimentation is encouraged.
- Long Island University - Art [Website]
1 University Plaza, Bklyn, NY 11201
Teaching art methods for handbuilding, throwing and sculpture for ceramics from introduction to advanced techniques. Small class size and individual/independent study is emphasized.
- Loughborough University School of Art & Design - Ceramics [Website]
Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
A broad specialist ceramics program, with good studio and practical facilities for studio, functional, and sculptural ceramics. Electric and gas kilns available, plus oil fired salt-glaze kiln and raku kiln, plus wood fired 50 cubic foot 'traditional' anagama kiln.
- Louisiana State University - School of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
The Ceramics program, has been ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, is equipped with over 10,000 square feet of studio space and a 400 square foot gallery space. We emphasize the marriage of art and craft and try to avoid narrow vocational goals. The graduate level student is expected to work as a maturing artist motivated by independent ideas.
The department is well equipped with a Blaauw gas kiln, computerized and manual electric kilns, gas, raku, salt, soda and wood kilns. MFA candidates studios are 170 sq. feet with high ceilings and natural light.
- Loyola University Chicago - Department of Fine Arts [Website]
Chicago, IL, USA
- Macomb County Community College - Art, Ceramics Department [Website]
Warren, MI, USA
Ceramics 1: Introduction to ceramic handcraft; design processes, hand building methods, throwing on the potter's wheel, decoration, glazing, and firing.
Ceramics 2: Continuation of ARTT-1460. Emphasis on increased conceptual and technical skills, particularly wheel-throwing and leather-hard slab construction.
Ceramics 3: Advanced work in the art and craft of clay and glazes. Additive, reductive, and formative construction; lab practice; architectural scale ceramics; combining media, field trips.
- Maine College of Art - Ceramics [Website]
Portland, ME, USA
As a ceramics major, you will be encouraged to develop a personal vision and approach to your art. You will explore both the aesthetic and technical issues of this medium, while developing essential skills in hand-building, wheel-throwing, slip-casting and mold-making. You will participate in the entire process from making clay through glazing and firing, and will have access to an indoor kiln room including Raku, soda and car kilns, as well as electric and kick wheels, a slab roller, a clay extruder, and clay and glaze laboratories. You will also be introduced to professional practices that will equip you with a portfolio to pursue your career.
- Manatee Community College - Fine and Performing Arts [Website]
Bradenton,Sarasota,Venice Florida, US
We offer a full compliment of transferable ceramic courses from beginning handbuilding and wheel throwing through advanced ceramics courses. Our facilities are very well equiped with electric potters wheels, extruders, slab rollers, etc. Our facility includes its own clay and glaze making areas. We have several downdraft kilns for reduction firing as well as raku and salt kilns, in addition to several electric kilns for bisque firing. We have an excellent reputation with the state universities, and many of our students have gone on successfully to earn their BFA and MFAdegrees.
- Manhattanville College - Art Studio, Ceramics [Website]
Purchase, NY, USA
Exploration of Ceramic Methods: A comprehensive course for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, utilizing hand-building and throwing on the wheel. Four basic methods of hand-forming pottery and ceramic sculpture will be explored: pinch, coils, slabs, and modeling, along with tooling, decoration and glazing. Advanced students will produce multiples such as mugs, bowls, plates and casseroles, emphasizing design and special techniques.
Ceramics I/Mosaics (3 cr.) *
This course is designed to introduce the student to the materials, terms, equipment, and techniques involved in creating ceramic tiles and mosaics. All assignments are designed to challenge both the technical skill and creative and conceptual insights of the students. Various tile and mosaic techniques and finishing methods will be explored. Historical and contemporary tiles and mosaics will be discussed in class and through slides and personal research.
Form & Function (3 cr.) *
This course offers hand building and an introduction to wheel throwing, whereby forms are created on a potter’s wheel. The ultimate goal is to be able to create functional objects, such as bowls, cups, plates, and vases, or, ultimately, elements to use in sculptures and conceptual works.
- Marshall University - College of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
The Ceramic facility consists of over 7,700 square feet of newly renovated space and outdoor firing area. All studios are well equipped and supplied with a wide variety of ceramic materials and tools for student use. There are large separate studios for handbuilding and wheel techniques. Graduate and advanced undergraduate ceramics majors are allotted private studio spaces. The studio boasts a 20 x 55 foot, Kiln Room, a 20 x 20 foot Glaze Mixing Room with 20 x 35 feet of additional space allotted to glazing, a Mold Room, a well supplied Stock Room and a Clay Mixing Room. Dust and fumes are controlled with modern ventilating and air-cleaning filtration systems.
- Mary Baldwin College - Art [Website]
Ceramics is an emphasis offered to Art majors concentrating in studio art. We are hoping to expand our program. For 2002-2003, we will have guest professional potters visit for workshops.
- Maryland Institute, College of Art - Ceramics Department [Website]
Baltimore, MD, USA
The curriculum offers a highly individualized and flexible course of study which encourages interchange with other major programs, experimentation, and varied points of view. Once you are familiar with the basic techniques of clay forming (handbuilding, casting, and throwing), the use of slips and glazes, and firing processes such as stoneware, low-fire, and Raku, the emphasis is on experimentation with the medium to achieve your own individual creative vision. Rich exchanges of artistic theory and processes, cultural experiences, and ways of working have flourished in the department through a strong network of connections with artists throughout Eastern Europe, which has taken students to that region of the world to study and work.
The ceramics facility consists of a large, open work area; separate areas for clay mixing, plaster casting, storage, and glaze preparation/application that are well ventilated and safely exhausted; a kiln room containing both a 50-cubic-foot and a 14-cubic-foot gas updraft kiln, an assortment of 15 electric kilns, from 20.1-cubicfoot oval to two small test glaze kilns; an outdoor enclosed Raku area. Wood firing opportunities are regularly scheduled at an off-campus facility. The department’s research room houses a slide collection of historic and contemporary work, a reference library, and a seminar area. MICA’s two large gas-powered kilns accommodate students who wish to work at a massive scale.
- Marywood University - Art Department - Ceramics [Website]
Scranton, PA, USA
Offers courses in the general areas of clay construction, ceramic sculpture, wheel-throwing, mold-making, architectural ceramics, clay and glaze chemistry and kiln-building and firing. Marywood’s ceramics studio is equipped to present a wide variety of techniques working with various clays. Kickwheels, electric wheels, a slab roller, clay extruder, clay mixer, in addition all necessary hand tools and equipment, offer the technical vehicle to go off in any direction that would suit the students’ particular needs. The clay studio is accessible throughout the week and weekend, from morning to evening, to all enrolled ceramics students.
Undergraduate students may pursue a BFA degree with an emphasis in ceramics or they may take various required and elective ceramic courses as supplements to their Sculpture, Interior Design, Art Education, or other studio major. Graduate students may pursue an MFA degree with an emphasis in ceramics or take ceramics courses while working towards an MFA or MA degree
in Art Education or other studio arts. Ceramics attracts and involves the art student whose career objectives may involve architecture, interior design, art education and the related applied arts industry.
- Massachusetts College of Art - Ceramics [Website]
Boston, MA, USA
The Fine Arts 3D Department is housed in newly renovated spaces that occupy one of the college's buildings. The nearly 42,000 square feet of well-ventilated and well-maintained studios and workshops feature state-of-the-art equipment and materials. These extraordinary facilities accommodate welding, fabrication, machine tool processes, blacksmithing, foundry processes, woodworking, hot and cold glassworking, kiln firing, and more.
Our faculty are working artists. Their close ties to the contemporary art world in Boston and beyond provide contacts through which students profit enormously. Students also learn about art and art-making through visits to area studios, galleries, and museums, and from visiting artists and interesting exchange programs. And as new technologies emerge, the faculty have embraced computer modeling, computer-assisted design (CAD), and computer-controlled devices as resources that are becoming more important.
- Maui Community College - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Maui Community College's Art Program offers a comprehensive foundation of Art Appreciation and Studio courses for beginning, intermediate, and continuing education students. The Program also provides an economical means of earning course credits to students who are seeking baccalaureate degrees. These credits are transferable throughout the University of Hawai'i system.
The ceramics department teaches sculpture and vessel-forms, using the techniques of modeling, pinching, slab-building, coil-building, and throwing on the potter's wheel. The ceramics studio includes two computerized electric kilns, one gas reduction kiln, two portable raku kilns, a pug mill, slab roller, extruder, and 12 potter's wheels.
- McNeese State University - Visual Arts [Website]
Lake Charles, LA, USA
The Department of Visual Arts is housed in the Shearman Fine Arts Center. Art studios are spacious and well-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Courses include Introduction to Clay (Introduction to handbuilding, throwing on the wheel, and non-vessel construction), Intermediate Clay (Studio problems dealing with contemporary concepts in ceramics; practice of combining methods of handbuilding and throwing; origination of glaze formulas and clay bodies and practice in firing kilns), Advanced Clay (Studio work in a predetermined area of specialization).
- Mercer University - Art [Website]
Macon, Georgia ,US
Mercer offers a BA in Art with an opportunity for an emphasis and idependent study in ceramics. Our program is small so students recieve individual attention. We have facilities for gas reduction, oxidation/crystal, woodfiring, raku and smoke/pitfire. Woodfiring is currently the most popular technique.
- Mercer University - Art [Website]
Macon, GA, USA
Liberal Arts program with a BA in art. Students may concentrate on ceramics. Courses offered: intro, advanced and independent study.
Facilities: Gas, wood, electric and raku kilns; throwing, handbuilding, clay and glaze mixing facilities.
- Mesa Commuity College - Ceramics Dept. [Website]
Mesa, AZ, USA
The mission of the Mesa Community College Art Department is to support a learning environment that encourages visual literacy, promotes the aesthetics of cultural diversity and enhances the quality of life.
- Metropolitan State University of Denver - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Denver, CO, USA
As a student in this concentration, you learn the importance of object making in a studio that embraces community, collaboration, and the idea that the relevance of ceramics to contemporary creative practice continues to evolve and emerge. You will participate in an extensive investigation of the medium, explore a wide spectrum of techniques using both ancient and emerging technology, and investigate ideas through an approach that is broad in scope and encourages cross-disciplinary thinking and creating.
The Ceramics studio features a large common workspace with four worktables and eighteen potters wheels. There are specialized spaces for clay making, glazing, plaster, and a large kiln area complete with six electric Skutt kilns, three gas kilns and one raku kiln.
- Miami University of Ohio - School of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Oxford, OH, USA
f you are interested in a professional career as a potter or ceramic artist, our program moves from the foundation courses to an introduction of the various construction, decoration, and firing processes as part of the ceramic curriculum. Our curriculum provides you with a background in hand-building and wheel-thrown construction methods along with competency in low- and high-temperature firing processes, including oxidation/reduction atmospheres and raku, soda, and wood firings. You will also develop a working understanding of ceramic materials and their contributions to clay bodies, slips, and glazes. As you begin to master your methods, we emphasize content and the development of your personal expression. Professional competitive exhibitions are encouraged and many of our students, alumni and faculty have been prizewinners. Our graduates have opportunities to continue their work through graduate school as well as artist's residencies.
The ceramics facility consists of a hand-building studio of 900 square feet, with a Brent slab roller, a Randall extruder, a pneumatic Bailey extruder and a large spray booth. There is an additional throwing studio of 960 square feet with eight Lockerbie motorized kick wheels, and eleven Brent electric wheels. The ceramics area also has a fully stocked glaze lab with a newly renovated exhaust system. The fully stocked clay-mixing lab has two large Soldner Pro clay mixers, two ball mills and a newly renovated exhaust system. In the new kiln addition we have: four large Skutt electric kilns, one large oval Bailey electric kiln, a 90 cubic foot updraft gas kiln, a 50 cubic foot updraft gas kiln, a 40 cubic foot updraft gas kiln, a 50 cubic foot downdraft gas sodium vapor kiln, two gas raku kilns, and one small Aim test kiln. Off campus we also have a 96 cubic foot, two-chamber, wood fueled kiln.
- Michigan State University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
East Lansing, MI, USA
Course offerings incorporate a variety of traditional and contemporary approaches that include: function, the vessel, sculptural, architectural, experimental, mixed media, digital, and installation. We provide a broad experimental study of ceramics in our extensive facility. Ceramics faculties feature two updraft gas kilns, four downdraft gas kilns, ten electric programmable kilns, two wood fire kilns, and a Raku kiln. Beginning level ceramic courses are set in a shared and sizable studio space while upper level undergraduate and graduate students are assigned individual spaces.
These studios have easy access to other resources housed within the Kresge Art Center including: a woodshop for stretcher building, the visual resource library, two digital labs, two exhibition galleries, and the Kresge Art Museum. In addition, technical support and professional staffing is available to facilitate use of these resources.
- Middle Tennessee State University - Department of ARt [Website]
Murfreesboro, TN USA
Students have the possibility to explore a variety of pursuits in clay. They can choose to work large scale, small scale, hand build, wheel work, or extrude. They can fire their work at high temperature, low temperature, or mid temperature. Explorations with multimedia, new media, and cross disciplinary pursuits are all encouraged.
Equipment in the clay program:
50 and 30 cubic ft Blauuw high fire computerized kilns
8 computerized electric kilns, laptop for glaze calculation and research, hydraulic extruder, 25 Lockerbie wheels, digital scales
- Midwestern State University - Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Wichita Fall, TX, USA
Students in the ceramics program receive individualized instruction in both wheel thrown and hand-built ceramic construction in a well equipped 4,000 square foot studio. The program also offers experiences in oxidation, reduction, wood, raku, and soda firing processes.
- Minnesota State University Mankato - Studio, Ceramics [Website]
Mankato, MN, USA
The ceramics studio is a large space with a central clay storage and preparation room. The adjacent kiln room has three gas-fired kilns and five electric kilns. An open courtyard can be used for raku, pit, and salt firing. New Salt and Raku kilns have been installed and we have recently rebuilt a 60 cubic foot downdraft car-kiln.
- Minot State University - Art Department [Website]
Minot, ND, USA
Minot State University is housed in a newly rennovated older building. The facility contains a beginner's handbuilding studio that accomodates 20 students, an advanced studio with 6 wheels for 10 students and a kiln room with a Bailey Downdraft glaze kiln, a 36" Skutt cone 10 kiln and an Olympus raku kiln. Additionally we have clay mixing and chemical storage areas.
At MSU we teach basic handbuilding, throwing and sculpture
techniques. We offer a section on basic glaze mixing in the beginning
sections and look more closely at the chemistry in the advanced
classes. We sponsor workshops by regionally recognized ceramic artists on a
variety of topics.
- Missouri State University - Department of Art and Design, Ceramics [Website]
Springfield, MO, USA
The ceramics program at SMSU is a comprehensive one. Students will be exposed to a solid background in the history, technical possibilities and theory of ceramics as art and craft. The course structure allows students to utilize hand building or wheelthrowing while investigating functional pottery or sculptural formats. The facility and equipment allows for many types of firing possibilities including stoneware, earthenware, raku, salt, saggar and primitive firings.
- Mohave Community College - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Lake Havasu City, Arizona USA
Beginning basic ceramics instruction, pottery making, sculpture including foundry work. Emphasis on form and aesthetics.
- Mohawk College - Ceramics [Website]
Hamiliton, Ont, Canada
There is an extensive Ceramics Program at Mohawk that covers throwing and sculpture. There is a glaze science program each fall that covers not only the most common materials, but also the basic glaze theory and some hands on testing. Each spring there is a program involving instruction in the use of the INSIGHT software and more about glaze theory.
- Montana State University - School of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Bozeman, MT, USA
In addition to a 3,400 square foot open studio, the ceramics area includes a kiln room, damp room, clay and glazing room, and a large work yard with wood, salt, and raku kilns. The equipment in the main studio consists of fifteen wheels, wedging tables, a Brent slab roller, extruder, and two slip machines. The MFA program accepts students in this discipline.
- Montana State University Billings - Dept of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Billings, MT, USA
The historical place of Ceramics in the history of humanity is a significant part of study in this program. Students are instructed in the role of ceramics products in our society from ancient burial urns to the tiles of the space shuttles to the fabrication of ceramic engines. Aesthetics and design are an essential part of the instruction. Problems presented in the courses require focused attention to resolve through design. Advanced students develop their own glazes, help design and build kilns. Various firing processes available in the Ceramics lab include: reduction stoneware, raku, soda vapor, saggar, and oxidation. Experiential Learning has assisted students in deciding their career choices. Several students have apprenticed with local potters. This has given them insight into what is required to become a professional studio potter as a career.
There are fourteen potters' wheels including one for wheelchair access. Fabrication tools include a 36" Brent Slab Roller, a 4" extruder, and a small extruder. and large work tables. A wide variety of glaze chemicals allow students to experiment for the desired results on the surface of their work. A ball mill assists students in experimental glaze preparation and in preparing terra sigilatta. The firing power is provided by a 27 cu.ft gas kiln, 60 cu.ft. car kiln, 21 cu.ft. soda vapor kiln, 21 cu.ft raku kiln , and four electric kilns.
- Montcalm Community College - Art room [Website]
Julie Blair is a master's graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. She has taught pottery at MCC for five years and ceramics community services projects through Ionia Community Education. Her assistant, Christina Fleisher, is a graduate of MCC with studies at CMU, Lansing Community College. She has been here since '94, and has a studio in mix media in Fenwick Mi. Students are encourage to experiment and help in making the clays and glazes. Everything from slab work to throwing on the wheel is in our program. Our hope is to create a well rounded student, ready for any future four year program.
- Montclair State University College of the Arts - Dept of Art and Design, Ceramics [Website]
Upper Montclair, NJ, USA
Ceramics at MSU provides a rigorous curriculum of study that encourages students to explore the medium of clay as a means of developing personal sensibilities and giving expression to a wide range of experiences. Experimental in nature, the program allows students to work with clay in its pure form, or to combine it with mixed media to develop unusual and unique pieces. Students may elect to explore vessel or sculptural forms during their course of study and often choose to do both. Advanced students experiment with porcelain, stoneware, terracotta, earthenware, paper clay, raku, and adobe, and also learn to fire their own kilns. Strong technical development and understanding of the science of ceramics is emphasized alongside expressive growth.
The Ceramics Studio contains three large Alpine kilns, several raku kilns, four large and three smaller electric kilns, eighteen pottery wheels, a clay mixer, slab rollers and an extruder. This equipment supports the exploration of sculptural and vessel forms in porcelain, stoneware, terra cotta, earthenware, raku and primitive firings.
- Monterey Peninsula College [Website]
Monterey, CA, USA
Introduction to basic ceramic processes. Creation of handbuilt forms utilizing a variety of construction techniques. Introduction to glazing for surface enrichment.
A continuation of handbuilding techniques, experimentation with clay bodies, glazing, finishing and decorative processes, and historical and contemporary knowledge in the field of ceramics.
Introduction in designing clay forms on the potter's wheel.
Exploration of ceramic methodology as applied to the creation of sculpture. Various sculptural techniques in clay will be addressed, with emphasis placed on contemporary practices and individual creative
investigations in clay
- Montgomery Community College - professional crafts: clay [Website]
Troy, NC, USA
Our program offers a variety of clay courses from part-time certificate level to full-time associate degree level. The courses focus on wheel thrown functional pottery with offerings in glaze formulation and Raku. We offer a variety of firing methods, electric, gas reduction, gas fueled salt. All of our wheels are electric. We like to offer our students a concentration in making functional forms and using their creativity in decoration and design.
- Montgomery County Community College - Fine Art, Ceramics [Website]
Pottstown, PA, USA
Ceramics 1: An exploration of the various construction and decorative techniques used in the hand forming of stoneware clay. Slides, lectures, demonstrations, and studio work.
Ceramics 2: A course intended to develop and extend clay-forming skills introduced in Ceramics I through conceptual assignments. Hand forming techniques will be explored singly and in conjunction with one another. Also an introduction to glaze chemistry will be made to initiate experimental testing on glaze bodies.
Ceramics 3: A continuing exploration of the clay medium, demonstrating the more advanced techniques involved. This would include forming techniques as well as glaze testing and glazing skills.
Also Salt Glazed Pottery, Raku Pottery and Kiln Building classes.
- Moore College of Art and Design - Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Projects: Utilizing coil building, slab building, pinching and wheel forming methods, work with low fir white and raku clays. Finishing process include underglazes, slip colored glazes, majolica, raku glazes graffito and stenciling. Instruction is given learning how to fire electric, gas fire and raku kilns. Glaze and glaze formulation is also taught.
The advanced course covers the use of special construction techniques for creating large-scale ceramic objects, forms and surfaces for architectural spaces. Mold making and slip casting techniques are taught.
Wheel throwing: Basic techniques in the use of the potters wheel, with the emphasis on the primary pottery forms. Finishing, trimming, slip and glaze application and firing are procedures also covered. The advanced course explores techniques in the use of the potters wheel, especially the means by which large or complex objects are formed on the wheel.
Clay and glaze techniques: Students will make an in depth study of what materials are used in creating clay bodies for different specific needs. The process for developing slip casting formulas for those bodies will also be studied. Glazes at high and low temperatures, along the with the properties various materials contribute to those glazes, will be studied.
- MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology - CerE/ChE/MetE [Website]
MSU-IIT, College of Engineering
- Muthesius Kunsthochschule - Ceramics [Website]
The study of fine arts and ceramics presents ways to learn and expand on special methods of presenting ceramic media together with other artistic media. In doing so, ceramic materials (e.g. clay, porcelain and their surfaces) are emphasized as intended and conceived by the artist.
A well-equipped and expertly supervised workshop, studios and workplaces are available.
- National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus - Ceramics [Website]
We run a full degree BFA with specialization in ceramic design. It is covered in 8 semester the 8th being thesis semester. The emphasis is on innovation, creation and making art pieces. The campus has one electric kiln, one large gas fired kiln, one small testing gas fired kiln, one glass melting kiln and one glory hole. I am designing a couple of Raku kilns, and one Leher for annealing glass work.
We are also starting jewelery design and making using Art Clays and conventional metal casting also.
- National Institute of Technology - Ceramic Engineering, Deemed University [Website]
Rourkela, Orissa. India
One of best ceramic engineering courses in India. Provides good knowledge of tradional as well as advanced ceramics. We have very good infrastructure and labroratory facalities for all sorts of research and industrial projects.
- Nebraska Wesleyan University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Lincoln, NE, USA
We have a well equipped ceramic studio and offer ceramics and sculpture programs.
Ceramics 1: Introduction to basic throwing and hand building. Emphasis on ceramics in a historical context.
Ceramics 2: Exploration of complex methods of hand building and throwing as well as conceptual problem solving. Basic theoretical study of clays, glazes, kilns and firing.
- New Brunswick College of Craft and Design - Ceramics [Website]
Fredericton, NB, Canada
Ceramics, pottery, diploma, certificate, glaze and ceramic science.
- New Hampshire Institute of Art - Ceramics [Website]
Manchester, New Hampshire USA
The Ceramics concentration offers a progressive exploration of the malleable medium of clay. From forming and finishing techniques, building, loading and firing kilns, the science of clays and glazes and an ongoing exploration of historical and contemporary significance of clay in the world of art, traditional and contemporary as well as functional and sculptural approaches to this medium are supported. Students complete the program with significant knowledge and experience to pursue quality professional level work.
The technical curriculum offerings include ceramics materials as well as kiln design and operation. The studios include handbuilding and throwing areas, as well as a well ventilated glaze mixing lab, and a kiln room holding three large electric kilns, two high-fire gas kilns, and a gas fired soda kiln.
- New Jersey City University - Visual Arts [Website]
Jersey City, NJ, USA
NJCU offers one of the largest and best equipped ceramics studios, with 4,000 square feet of space as well as a beautiful outdoor work area. Studying with working professionals, you’ll learn conceptual, technical and practical aspects of ceramic art. Hand-built and thrown forms will be practiced along with mold making, glazing, firing, and decorating.
- New Mexico State University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Las Cruces, NM, USA
The Ceramics program provides the student with a broad spectrum of experience in the major areas of the ceramics profession. Beginners, intermediate and advances courses available.
- New York University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
New York, NY, USA
Ceramics I and II: Exploration of clay as an expressive medium with experiences in hand building, throwing, surface decoration, and preparation of slips and glazes. During the second half of the year attention is given to exploring individual expressions with class critiques and gallery and museum assignments.
Projects in Ceramics: Aesthetic and technical experiences that enable students to advance their understanding of the limitless possibilities inherent in the ceramic medium. Emphasis is placed on a sculptural/nontraditional approach to making objects in clay and encourages invention, creative risk, and a personal interpretation of subject matter.
Advanced Projects in Ceramics: This class addresses individual working styles with the opportunity to explore in-depth aesthetic, critical, and technical experiences in clay. Students study both historical and contemporary works of the ceramic artist through class lectures, slide presentations, readings, and gallery and museum assignments.
- North Carolina State University Crafts Center - Ceramics [Website]
Raleigh, NC, USA
The Crafts Center at NC State University functions as an art school specializing in crafts. Classes are offered each semester in various craft media such as pottery, sculpture, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, lapidary, glass, jewelry, metals and more. Classes are offered for all skill levels from beginner to advanced and are open to NC State students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
- North Island College - Fine Arts [Website]
Courtenay, BC, Canada
Three Ceramics courses form part of our two year diploma program in Fine Arts. All aspects of Ceramics are covered. Forming techniques such as throwing, coil and slab construction, slip casting and press molding are covered. Surface enrichment and colour are developed using slips and glazes. Firing processes include electric kilns, pit firing, raku and high fired gas reduction. Our studio is well equipped with wheels, slab rollers, spray booth, extruders and glaze preparation area. The adjoining kiln compound has modern computer controlled electric kilns, Raku, salt glaze and reduction gas kilns including a large car kiln.
For the advanced Ceramics student, Directed Independent Study courses are available. These provide the student with an opportunity to investigate in depth one of five areas of Ceramics; clays, glazes, firing, studio administration, and research.
- Northampton Community College - Fine Arts, Pottery [Website]
Bethlehem, PA, USA
NCC's well equipped art studio facilities provide the space and tools vital to the exploration of techniques and materials. Drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and photography are daily activities with studio time for them increasing significantly in the fourth semester. Fine Arts students also have opportunities to explore the creative potential of digital technology.
Professsors and outside professionals critique and guide students through the curriculum. NCC will prepare the Fine Art student to transfer to four-year colleges & universities, and to pursue careers as art educators, museum & gallery directors, cultural directors , and fine artists.
- Northern Arizona University - College of Arts and Letters [Website]
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
You have the opportunity to learn ceramics in a program that is known nationally and internationally for the quality instruction and artwork produced in that area. The excellent ceramics facility is home to one of the three Tozan wood kiln sites in the world. You will be exposed to all ceramic techniques and firing processes and interact regularly with artists from around the world through a visiting artists program.
Ceramic 1, 2: Emphasizes skill in wheel techniques and glaze experimentation; glazing and decoration techniques; kiln operations.
Ceramics 3: Problem solving and investigation of low-temperature ceramic processes.
Wood Fired Ceramis: All phases of firing different types of kilns, including the making of porcelain, stoneware, and low-temperature pottery.
Glazing and Firnig: Emphasizes problem solving and investigation into glaze experimentation, clay body development and kiln operation, theory and application.
Ceramics 4: Advanced study of ceramic concepts, creative processes, and sculpture for effective expression of aesthetic ideas.
Regardless of topic, you produce clay pieces made for one of the following firing techniques: primitive, raku, salt glazing, earthenware, stoneware, or saggar, using gas, wood, dung, or electricity.
Sculpture 1-5 also.
- Northern New Mexico College - Department of Fine Arts, Pottery [Website]
Espanola, NM, USA
Program is basic and part of a larger general Arts program. Pottery 1, 2, 3 courses.
- Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus - Fine Arts [Website]
Teach courses in hand building, wheel throwing at beginning, intermediate and advanced independent levels. Fire stoneware at cone 6 oxidation and reduction. Offer summer raku workshop/class.
- Northwest Missouri State University - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Maryville, MO, USA
The Ceramics program provides a thorough introduction into the art of Clay. Students are taught the basic construction methods in hand building and wheel throwing. Additionally, students are introduced to glazing techniques, glaze formulation and various firing procedures. Through slide presentations and videos students are made aware of the rich tradition and history of Ceramics and exposed to contemporary clay artists and their work. The well equipped studio features ample hand building space, 20 wheels, five gas fired kilns and one electric kiln. Methods of firing include high fire stoneware and porcelain, raku and salt firing. A student choosing to specialize in Ceramics may pursue either the Bachelors of Fine Art (B.F.A.) or Bachelors of Art (B.A.) degree while refining their personal direction in Clay.
- Northwestern College - Korver Visual Arts Center, Ceramcis [Website]
Orange City, IA, USA
Beginner: Emphasis will be upon learning the fundamentals of three-dimensional design and achieving an understanding of clay as a unique art form. Techniques include hand-building sculptural and functional forms, and learning the basics of throwing on the wheel and glazing.
Advanced Ceramics: A continuation of the creative development of both functional and nonfunctional forms using advanced forming processes. The formulation of clay bodies, glazes, and their preparation, testing, and application are introduced. Students will learn to load and fire gas and electric kilns.
Equipment: 14 electric wheels, 3 kickwheels, Pug mill, Glaze spray station, Raku kiln, Gas kiln, 2 electric kilns, Test kiln.
- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design - Ceramics [Website]
Halifax, NS, Canada
The ceramics program is designed to develop an understanding of vessel, sculptural and architectural ceramics, as well as of materials, process and techniques. An awareness of historical and contemporary issues in ceramics and the acquisition of particular skills enable students to develop an informed perspective on their work.
5 high efficiency custom Blaauw kilns that are fully computer automated with manual provisions. A vast selection of potters’ wheels, from various manufacturers. ConeArt electric kilns with Bartlett computer controllers (10 cu. foot -5, oval – 1) Two are dedicated for cone 6, four kilns for earthenware temperatures. 3 test kilns. Grinding station, 60 ton Ram press in a dedicated operating room with various steel die frames. Computer controlled blunger for casting slip and ram blunger. 2 plaster/clay drying booths. Vertical shaft pug mill and 2 Ball mills. 2 Soldner mixers, 2 Blue Bird mixers, horizontal shaft mixer and two casting slip mixers with on-board storage. Pneumatic extruder and manual extruders. Slab rollers. Walk-in or ‘open room’ spray booth – glaze capture screen( 2m x 3m). Fully equipped glaze kitchen. Glaze lab with digital scales. Compressed air available throughout the department.
- Oakton Community College - Ceramics [Website]
Des Plaines, IL USA
Full Ceramics education program including Handbuilding, Throwing, Sculpting, Glaze making, Firing, Raku etc...
- OCCC SCHOOL OF ART - CERAMICS [Website]
561 Piermont Rd., Demarest, NJ 07627
Our ceramic program welcomes all students from beginners to advanced. Our studio is well equipped with electric and gas fired kilns, slab roller and extruder, kick and electric wheels with development and exploration guided by a faculty of practicing professional potters. Courses include work in overglazing, raku, low, middle and high fire, tile work, kiln operation, and ceramic sculpture.
- Ohio State University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Columbus, OH, USA
4 year under gradudate, 2 year graduate program.
The ceramics area is one of the oldest, most complete, and diverse programs in the country. Its history includes many artists important to 20th century ceramics. The staff consists of three faculty members, a full-time shop supervisor, and three visiting artists who teach and interact with students for a quarters duration.
Each student is encouraged through a supportive environment to develop a personal aesthetic that relies on persistent curiosity and hard work. Students in the area are exposed to a wide range of traditional and contemporary concepts and techniques, and are encouraged to take independent study hours with visiting artists and faculty from all areas of the Department of Art. Scheduled group critiques with graduate students and faculty are productive vehicles for understanding each others work and for discussing tangents and issues relevant to all aspects of art making. It is an environment where students are free to pursue their work in whatever direction, style, or media their path takes them.
- Ohio University, School of Art - Ceramics [Website]
Athens, OH, USA
Seigfred Hall, the art building at Ohio University, dedicates its entire first floor to the three dimensional arts of ceramics and sculpture. The ceramic studio occupies over 7500 square feet. Ceramic undergraduate majors receive their own workspaces to work towards their exhibitions. Graduate students have approximately 300 square feet each of private studio which they can configure to their needs. Click here to see the ceramic studio.
The Ceramic program at Ohio University has arguably one of the best outdoor kiln yards of any program. Kiln building classes are offered at undergraduate level at least every other year.
All students have access to a well-equipped studio that includes:
* Twenty five thousand dollars in raw material inventory
* Equipment consisting of over 30 potters wheels, 3 clay mixers (2 Soldners, 1 new Bluebird), 2 slab rollers, a ballmill, sandblaster, 2 “Slipomatics,” a glaze spraying booth, and a well-stocked, ventilated glaze room and clay mixing area.
* We also have a tool room consisting of various hand tools, including: a mig welder, a stick welder, oxy acetylene torch, and a brick saw, and others.
Indoor Kiln Facility:
* 40 cu. ft. computerized gas car kiln
* 54 cu. ft. computerized gas car kiln
* 6 electric, standard and computerized
Outdoor Kiln Pad (over 6000 sq. ft):
* More than a dozen kilns
- Oklahoma State University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Stillwater, OK, USA
Studio ceramics: 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.
- Old Dominion University - Art, Ceramics Studio [Website]
Norfolk, VA, USA
Introduction, intermediate, advanced and graduate level courses. These cover sculptural, hand building, wheel throwing, clay body, glaze and firing theory, glaze chemistry, ceramic history, contemporary ceramics, clay body and glaze development. Facilities include a gas car kiln, pugmill, spray booth, glaze mixing room, 5 electric kilns and 20 electric wheels.
- Olivet College - Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Olivet, MI, US
Studio classes operate as ateliers (workshops) where students are treated as responsible learners in a general atmosphere of individual attention and informal contact. The faculty/student ratio is small and there is maximum access to studio facilities. In addition to the introductory courses, a full complement of studio classes in sculpture, painting, graphics and ceramics is offered.
Introductory ceramics class includes traditional hand building, wheel work, firing and glazing. In intermediate students enhance skills learned at the 200 level with additional processes and materials introduced. While both hand building and wheel throwing abilities are expected to increase, students may begin to determine what areas of clay interest them most. In advanced students consult with the instructor to decide on projects in hand building or wheel throwing. Frequent conferences follow with students keeping a detailed log of hours, processes and work accomplished. Appreciation of the diverse history of ceramics across many cultures would be evidenced by research and writings.
- Onondaga Community College - Art [Website]
Syracuse, NY, USA
We teach 2 levels of Ceramic courses, 2 levels of Ceramic Sculptire and 1 tech course.
- Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) - Ceramics Department [Website]
Portland, OR, USA
The ceramics curriculum teaches the fundamentals of hand-building, wheel throwing and firing techniques of clay as both a sculptural and functional medium. Problem solving and self-confidence are developed as students learn to calculate glazes, fabricate and use molds, create surface treatments, fire kilns and understand kiln theory. As students gain a deeper understanding of spatial concerns, they experiment with the vessel form and its relationship to culture. Students build on ceramic traditions by developing narrative voices and social commentaries in three-dimensional form. The curriculum encourages work with experimental materials, surface treatments and firings. An advanced understanding of ceramic history and interpretation is developed through slide lectures and hands-on assignments. The ceramics studio prepares students to achieve their goals of advanced studies in graduate school or life as a studio artist.
Facilities: Sixteen built-in electric/kick potter's wheels; five electric wheels; spray booth; sandblaster; fully stocked glaze lab; limited plaster facility; and oxy-acetylene and TIG welders. Indoor Kilns: 50- and 60-cubic foot downdraft; twelve electric; and five computer kiln controllers. In 2013, OCAC will install two computerized Blauw Kilns. Outdoor Kilns: Two salt and soda; Alpine updraft; low temperature salt; two raku; test kiln; and experimental firings area.
- Otterbein College - Ceramics Department [Website]
Westerville, OH, USA
The ceramics program at Otterbein College offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of themes and ideas in ceramics. Students are instructed in the creation of ceramic form in both a sculptural and vessel format, allowing the individual to discover their own interests and develop a personal style. Students use an array of tools and techniques, including gas and electric kilns for low-fire and high-fire applications, raku kiln, wheel throwing, hand building, and ceramic material calculation and formulation.
- Peninsula College - Ceramics [Website]
Port Angeles, WA, USA
Study ceramics in our state-of-the-art ceramics lab.Whether you’re starting out doing hand-forming techniques with clay, advancing to wheel throwing, or developing your own aesthetic approach to the art form, this series of courses is for you!
- Pennsylvania State University - School of Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
University Park, PA, USA
Nationally-ranked, Ceramics at Penn State welcomes both functional potters and sculptors alike. It provides each student with the tools needed to find and pursue his or her artistic vision in a professional manner. At all levels ceramic history and contemporary art criticism are taught in conjunction with working techniques and practical studio skills to enable the students to graduate as thinking artists with a notion of their own artistic voice.
Courses: Intermediate hand building, throwing, advanced ceramic arts, materials and glaze calculation.
- Pettyjohn-Mendoza Pottery School [no website]
, Jon Pettyjohn,
As there is no degree program in ceramic art anywhere
in the country we are privately attempting to provide long and short courses for both hobbyists and serious art students. We hope to have a certificate course in the next few years that would include glaze technology. We are also making contact with local schools and universities in the hope that we can help and inspire them to open art/ceramic degree programs in their schools. We have more than 100 students at any time.
- Pikes Peak Community College - Ceramics [Website]
Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
The Pikes Peak Community College Ceramics Department is located on the Centennial Campus in room A173. The faculty members include Lance Timco and Jeremiah Houck. Accredited classes include Ceramics I, II, III & IV and Hand-Building I, II, III & IV. Additional offerings may include Raku and Advanced Ceramics Techniques.
The ceramics studio at PPCC has 16 Brent and 2 Thomas Stuart pottery wheels, a Shimpo mixer/pugger, 4 electric kilns, a Raku kiln, a slab roller and an extruder. A new 47 cu. ft. downdraft Geil Gas kiln was installed in the fall of 2011. Students are also provided with the use of glaze calculation software, a glaze mixing area and an impressive supply of chemicals.
- Pomona College - Art and Art History [Website]
Claremont, CA 91711
Ceramics 1 is designed as a general education course for students with little or no art experience. Ceramics 2 builds on the skills of Ceramics 1 and is designed for majors and more serious students. Both classes focus on hand building, sculpture, mold making and a variety of casting techniques.
- Pratt Institute - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Purdue University - Ceramics [Website]
West Lafayette, IN, USA
The Ceramic art courses at Purdue are intended to build a solid technical foundation in craftsmanship and the handling of the material. Traditional throwing and hand-building techniques are taught in the beginning classes, followed by glaze-making, mold making and slip casting. As the student progresses to the upper level classes it expected that the student’s intellectual ideas, in keeping with a post-modern and multi-discipline art world, will drive the student to transcend the medium and its perceived boundaries. The traditions and history of ceramics are referenced and embraced even as students are encouraged to master and include other disciplines, in order to expand their ability to use the ceramic medium as a fine arts discipline.
- Queensborough Community College - Art & Photography, Ceramics [Website]
Bayside, NY, USA
A 2-year program offering use of low-fire commercial clay and glazes with electric kilns.
- Quince Orchard High School - Ceramic [Website]
15800 Quince Orchard Rd. Gaithersburg, Md. 20878
From beginning 1st year students to advanced 4th year handbuilding and wheel throwing students - firing oxidation firings (cone 06 - 6) and regular raku kiln firings
- Randolph Community College - Pottery Program - Continuing Education [Website]
We offer a non-degree two year sequence of courses that lead to a certificate in Pottery Design and Production. Classes for morning, afternoon, and evenings with special workshops and seminars available during semester breaks or on weekends. The sequential instruction covers clay bodies and glaze formulation, hand-built pottery, wheel-thrown pottery, and specialty classes for more experienced students. We have a variety of kilns, including oxidation, reduction, and raku kilns. Our program, in existence since 1984 is located in the center of the NC Seagrove Pottery industry in the NC Piedmont.
- Red Deer College - Visual Art/Ceramics [Website]
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Two year University transfer program and two year diploma of Visual Art.
- Robert Gordon University - Gray's School of Art [Website]
Introduction: An introduction to all aspects of ceramic processes and construction. It will provide hands on experience of a range of making techniques including hand-building, basic mould making and an introduction to throwing. Students will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, exploring the potential of test pieces towards the production of small scale elementary ceramic pieces. The student will be introduced to the design process through integrated design drawing, class talks, group/individual discussion and studio-based practice.
Advanced: The course offers students to develop and explore new techniques in glazing and kiln-firing processes. Students will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, exploring the potential of test pieces towards the production of small scale ceramic pieces. Students will be able to build on their knowledge and understanding of the design process through integrated design drawing, class talks, group/individual discussion and studio-based practice.
- Rockaland Center for the Arts - Ceramics [Website]
West Nyack, NY, USA
The Ceramic Studio is fully equipped with 9 electric wheels, 2 kick wheels, a slab roller and an extruder. The Center also has outstanding firing facilities, which include 3 electric kilns, a gas kiln, Raku kiln and our new wood firing kiln.
- Rockhurst Jesuit University - Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Smithville, TN, USA
Ceramics 1 and 2 and sculpture courses offered.
- Rockingham Community College - Humanities [Website]
Wentworth, NC 27375 USA
5 levels of ceramics classes for College Transfer students.
7 levels of ceramics for the community through Continuing Ed.
Firing - 70 cu. ft. propane car kiln, 3 raku kilns, 3 electric kilns, 19 wheels including 1 handicap access wheel, slab roller, 3 extruders, 2 pugmills, Soldner mixer.
- Rowan University - College of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Glassboro, NJ, USA
The Department has 10 fully equipped fine art studios, including a fully equipped ceramics, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, glass and jewelry / metalry studios. Courses: Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2.
- Royal College of Art - Ceramics & Glass [Website]
At the RCA, postgraduate art and design education has at its heart a very personal transaction between student and tutor and a course structure that develops in line with individual needs. Expert technical instructors provide an invaluable day-to-day source of advice and demonstration. Areas of particular expertise include kiln-forming; plaster model- and mold-making; plastic clay-making; and clay and glaze development. Facilities include personal workspace in the studios alongside the workshops, ceramic workshops (covering most clay-working processes including throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, jigger/jolly- and dust-pressing), mold-making area, with sledging equipment, lathes and whirlers for plaster model- and mold-making as well as facilities for rubber- and lost-wax-molding and a kiln room. The glaze lab offers all standard materials for clay and body formulation, a wide range of colors, stains, oxides and soluble salts, glaze calculation software and a spray booth. Opportunities exist for special access to the unique collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Sacremento City College - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Sacremento, CA, USA
* Art 390 (Hand & Wheel Basics)
* Art 391 (Hand & Wheel Basics)
* Art 394 (Wheel Throwing)
* Art 400 (Sculpture)
* Art 495 (Special Studies)
- San Jacinto College Central - Art [Website]
Pasadena, Texas, USA
Ceramics I, 2346
Basic hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques of clay, beginning with the pinch, coil and slab methods of constructing pottery or sculpture. Students learn glazing and firing techniques; stoneware, raku, salt, earthenware.
Ceramics II, 2347
A continuation of Ceramics I, which is a prerequisite. Covers glazing and firing techniques. Advanced students will work on individual problems.
- San Jose State University - Ceramics [Website]
San José, CA, USA
The ceramics program at San Jose State offers students at all levels an opportunity to explore the potential for clay as a medium for developing individual direction. Instructors teach a wide range of technical skills and building techniques in combination with conceptual development. The program allows students at the upper division levels who become proficient to use facilities independent of instructor supervision. SJSU's ceramic facilities are accessible 24 hours a day and students are encouraged to work outside of scheduled class time.
- Santa Barbara City College - Adult Education [Website]
Santa Barbara, California
Wheel Throwing, Hand Building, Glaze Painting, Ceramics Sculpturing. 3 hour classes weekly, morning afternoon and evening workshops.
- Santa Barbara City College - Adult Education [Website]
12 classes in Wheel throwing, hand-building and painting / glazing with a total of 500 students.
- Santa Fe Community College - Ceramics Department [Website]
Santa Fe, NM, USA
We are fully equipped with gas, electric, pit, saggar, and sawdust kilns. 9 different classes are offered from beginning hand building and throwing to more advanced classes in these areas. Three instructors work in this area with 4 to 8 work/study students working exclusively in the clay area. Tuition is $140.00 per semester for a 3 credit clay class. This includes a lab fee. People from beginners to professionals work in our Ceramics area. Santa Fe, New Mexico is a haven for artists of all kinds and is the second largest art market in the U.S.
- Santa Monica College - Art/Ceramics [Website]
Santa Monica, California, USA
Santa Monica College Ceramics Department offers a 2 year program in Art with a Ceramics/Ceramic Sculpture emphasis. Explore the sculptural applications of the ceramic medium with an emphasis on the development of an idea and its relation to contemporary and experimental art practice. Hand-building, wheel forming, mould making, slip casting, extruding, glazing and firing processes included.
- Santa Monica College - Ceramics Department [no website]
Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes: Art52a, Art52b and Art52c
- Schoolcraft College - Continuing Education [Website]
I am an adjunct professor of Ceramics, currently teaching Advanced Ceramics and Raku Ceramics for the Continuing Education Department at Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan. The advanced class involves throwing and handbuilding techniques using stoneware and/or porcelain clay concentrating on cone 10 glazes, reduction fired in a 18 cu foot downdraft Geil Kiln purchased by the school approximately 2 years ago. Plaster mold making for pressmold and slipcast work, extruding and slabrolling is also explored.
- Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning - Ceramics Dept. [Website]
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
We offer a three year diploma program. Students receive technical instruction in ceramic materials, kiln building and kiln firing, clay body and glaze chemistry. Our first and second year students are given projects which expose them to all methods of construction. Our third year students work independantly, creating works which are personal to their aesthetic. Support courses are offered in Photography, Drawing, Design, Business, History. We fire Salt/Soda, Wood, Reduction, Raku, Pit, Electric kilns. We create personal works which are intelegently concidered and are based on skill development and understanding ceramic materials and contemporary practices. Our alumni are recognized as among the top makers in the world, with many opening their own studios, working in education, museums, or setting up galleries.
- Shorter College - Visual Arts Dept., School of the Arts [Website]
315 Shorter Ave. Rome, Georgia 30165
The ceramics program is part of an overall art program that provides the student with the opportunity to earn a B.F.A. or a B.A. in art, with an emphasis in any of the various disciplines, ceramics being one of them.
Art students are required to take at least the introductory level of each studio course, both 2d and 3d courses. Drawing is emphasized throughout all the various coursework from introductory to advanced levels.
The course offerings in ceramics range from the introductory to advanced levels. Students are introduced to clay as a means of artistic expression both in a utilitarian and sculptural approach. They are also introduced to the basic materials and chemistry of the ceramic process from the very first course taken.
The facility includes a building for the handbuilding and sculptural work with clay mixing and handworking equipment such as a slab roller, raku kiln, and an electric kiln. Metal casting and welding equipment is also housed in this building. There is also a separate building housing eight (8) potter's wheels, an electric kiln, a detached kiln shed with a 30 cubic foot Alpine updraft gas kiln, a 35 cubic foot salt kiln, and also behind the shed a 20 cubic foot wood-fired kiln. The students have opportunity to learn from virtually all the various building and firing processes.
Each student has the opportunity to complete a total of 30 credit hours in ceramics with the potential of additional hours in independent studies and special topics courses.
Students are gradually taken through the process of clay and glaze theory, formulation, and testing as they progress through the course offerings.
Upon completion of their degree, the conscientious student will have more than sufficient skill and knowledge both artistically and technically to either establish their own studio or continue further studies at the graduate level if desired.
- Siena Heights University - Art Department, Studio Angelico [Website]
Adrian, MI, USA
Introductory and intermediate courses are designed to develop technical and aesthetic skills. Advanced level courses are highly individualized and are designed to enable students to develop a cohesive body of work, explore advanced technical skills and focus on areas of personal identity within their work. Advanced students will participate in the mixing of clay and glazes along with firing the gas and electric kilns. The ceramics program has a well-equipped and maintained studio. Individual workspaces are provided for the upper level student. The program also offers a fifth-year special student/visiting artist residency program for ceramic students needing an extra year to prepare for graduate studies. Every year numerous visiting artist workshops are held.
Kilns: 1 Alpine updraft gas kiln, 1 Bailey downdraft gas kiln, 2 Evenheat 24" electric kilns, 1 Bailey 27" electric kiln, 1 raku kiln, 1 outdoor soda kiln;
Wheels: 10 Brent electric potters wheels, 1 Thomas Stuart kick-wheel, 1 Shimpo electric potters wheel;
Clay: 1 Soldner clay mixer, 1 Bluebird vacuum pug mill, Power potter slip casting equipment, A full range of clays and raw materials;
Glaze: Fully stocked glaze lab, 1 Ball mill, Ventilated spray booth;
Additional Equipment: 1 Brent slab roller, 1 Brent extruder, Smokebuster air purification system.
- Sierra Nevada College - Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Well equipped studio with 20 electric wheels, 6 electric kilns, 2 gas kilns, 2 Raku kilns, a wood kiln, and the usual ceramic studio equipment. Sierra Nevada College is a very small school, with 24 hr. studio access, small class sizes, access to the professor, and freedom to create. We're located in a gorgeous setting, inspirational to artists!
- Sir Sandford Fleming College - Visual and Creative Arts [Website]
Explore your personal style and themes as you develop the skills and techniques to design, fabricate, and finish basic ceramic forms. Design principles and drawing techniques, the creative process, technical execution and client proposals, will be emphasized throughout the program. We offer week long and weekend workshops during the summer months in various pottery and ceramic programs. We also have a 14 week (Intensive) ceramics program from September until December on a full time basis.
- Skidmore College - Studio Art, Ceramics [Website]
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Basic issues of aesthetics and technique developed through the direct manipulation of clay. A variety of forming techniques will be explored and demonstrated, including pinching, coiling, slab constructing, and throwing. In addition to group and individual critiques, weekly lectures will provide a working knowledge of kiln firing (both gas and electric) and clay and glaze formulation.
- Slippery Rock University - Fine Arts, Ceramcis [Website]
Slippery Rock, PA, USA
The ceramics studio is approximately 1800 square feet with four separate rooms; the general studio area, glaze lab, clay mixing room, and kiln room. The general studio is set up for both hand building and wheel throwing with large canvas covered tables, slab roller, extruder, nine Brent electric wheels and twenty one motorized kick wheels. The kiln room is equipped with two computerized electric kilns, one thirty two cubic foot gas kiln and one fifty cubic foot gas cart kiln. There are portable raku kilns available and access to off campus wood kiln. Clay and glazes are supplied to enrolled students. They also enjoy the privilege of access to glaze lab and clay mixing room for individual projects.
The ceramics program does not specify any single approach to working with clay. The curriculum is designed to allow the students to investigate and discover their personal approach to the medium.
- South Dakota State University - Department of Visual Arts [Website]
Brookings, SD, USA
Ceramics I: Introduces ceramic art through its history and basic methods of forming, decorating, glazing, and firing pottery forms, including glaze chemistry and kiln construction.
Ceramics II: Continues Ceramics I as students explore clay through individually creative application of concepts, techniques and glazing and firing methods.
Ceramics-Intermediate Level: Continuation of Ceramics II. Emphasis on individual concepts developed through hand-building and/or throwing techniques. Also more advanced glazing and firing techniques, kiln maintenance, and studio operations.
- Southeastern Louisiana University - Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Hammond, LA, USA
Early studio courses focus on methods of hand building, wheel throwing, and mold work, as well as basic glaze chemistry and application. Students also learn to use decorative techniques, and studio maintenance. As students become more advanced, traditional and experimental techniques such glaze mixing, clays, slips and kiln firing are explored. Students may concentrate exclusively in throwing or hand-building.
Our ceramics facility includes areas for throwing, hand building, and ceramic sculpture. There is also a completely stocked glaze laboratory, clay-mixing equipment, and a patio with kilns for electic, gas, raku, salt, and pit firing.
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University - Visual Arts [Website]
Durant, OK, USA
Undergraduate school with emphasis on handbuilding clay sculptural forms and throwing on the wheel. Focus on reduction gas fired Stoneware and raku.
- Southern Cross University - Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Instruction is provided in a range of areas including techniques of handbuilding, various casting and molding methods, and wheel throwing.
The studio is a large, light space with separate glaze room and kiln and plaster areas. Wheel throwing facilities are available.
Kilns available are electric, gas, wood, and raku, and space exists for the building of transient low tech firing structures.
Other equipment includes a spray booth, extruder, slab roller, pugmill, glass linisher and sandblaster.
- Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale - School of Art and Design, Ceramics [Website]
Carbondale, Illinois, USA
We provide students with a strong foundation in technique, theory, history,and technology. We stress individual solutions to aesthetic problems and strive to help students find their own voices as ceramic artists. Undergraduates are taught handbuilding, throwing, moldmaking, slip casting, and clay and glaze theory. The program awards BA, BFA, and MFA degrees.
Our facility is well equipped for low and high fire work; sculpture and functional pottery are welcome here. Kilns include 3 gas (one car), soda, wood, raku, and 4 electric. Students have kiln building opportunities. We have two Soldner mixers and a de-airing pug mill, along with a blunger for mixing slip. There is a complete stock of materials for any clay type and glaze experimentation. There are 15 electric wheels in the studio. A small computer lab is in the studio for glaze analysis, word processing, high speed internet accss, etc.
Upper level undergraduates are given large lockers with a work bench and storage. Graduate Students receive assistantships, tuition waivers, and a 200 square foot private studio.
- Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - College of Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Edwardsville, IL, USA
The ceramics program at SIUE is considered by many to be one of the outstanding clay programs in the country. Well known for its vessel aesthetics, as well as embracing the full range of approaches to the medium. Ceramics and other studio areas in the MFA program recently moved into a five million dollar, state-of-the-art facility on the main SIUE campus. The ceramics studio is generously equipped to accommodate student exploration of the broad range of possibilities within the ceramic arts.
- Southern Oregon University - Art & Art History, Ceramics [Website]
Ashland, OR, USA
The ceramic curriculum encourages students to become experts in the field. Introductory ceramics focuses on hand-building techniques and concept development. Students may then chose from classes in production methods, ceramic sculpture, or functional ceramics. The production methods classes introduce students to industrial ceramics, covering techniques such as mold making, slip casting, decals, and tile making. Students in ceramic sculpture classes are encouraged to take risks with materials and develop thematic concepts for their work. In functional ceramics classes, students investigate the influence of function on form. And, in advanced ceramics, students use self-directed study to expand on previously learned skills.
- Southern State Community College - Fine Arts [Website]
Hillsboro, OH, USA
Offers courses from basics of handforming, decoration, glazing and firing of earthenware and stoneware to classes that explore wheelthrowing and advanced methods of handforming and decoration.
- Southern Utah University - Department of Art [Website]
Cedar City, Utah, USA
We have a full art major here at SUU. The ceramics is one part of that. We have a very nice studio with a couple dozen wheels, 3 or 4 electric kilns, 2 very large gas kilns, a saggar fire kiln and a salt fire kiln. Plenty of students with lots of talent and a great instructor, Susan Harris.
- St. Edward's University - Art Program, Ceramics [Website]
Austin, TX, USA
The first semester places emphasis on learning to create original work, while exploring the physical properties of clay. The vast expressive potential of clay will become apparent through increased visual awareness of historic and contemporary ceramic art and through the use of basic ceramic techniques of forming, glazing, and firing. Knowledge of basic tools and equipment will be obtained through the use of hand tools, slab roller, clay extruder, potter's wheel, and electric and gas-fired kilns.
Clay II: Students exercise greater responsibility for choosing their personal creative directions. Some students take the opportunity to focus on the potter's wheel, while others choose to focus on hand building. "Special Problems" are assigned to advance the student's technical knowledge of clay, glazes, and firing.
Advanced Clay: Intended for students who have a particular interest in the area of ceramics. At this level student must be capable of working independently and be willing to assume more personal responsibility for their creative direction. "Special Problems" are assigned to advance the student's technical knowledge of clay, glazes and firing.
- State University of New York - New Paltz - School of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
New Paltz, NY, USA
New state of the art pacious studios are well equipped, well-ventilated and outfitted with a full range of ceramic equipment. Enrolled students work with faculty, technical staff and majors to experience various aspects of glaze formulation, loading and firing kilns. BFA students are given studio space. Majors are taught general studio practice and share in the overall responsibilities of studio operation and assume responsibility for making their own clay and glazes.
Equipment: 3 Bluebird clay mixers, 2 Blunger style slip mixers, 1 Bluebird vacuum pugmill, numerous digital and annual scales, 2 spray booths, fully equipped plaster mold room, 3 slab rollers, 2 extruders, 2 MAC computers, Scanner printer, zip drive, etc., photo equipment for documenting work, slide and video projectors, 3 Downdraft gas car kilns, 1 Plaster Turner, 1 Downdraft gas soda kiln, 2 frontload electric kiln, 6 Topload electric kilns, 4 Topload test electric kilns, 1 anagama wood kiln, 1 cat. Arch downdraft wood kiln, various (40) potters wheels, brent and randall.
- State University of NY at Brockport - ITSS [Website]
Undergraduate liberal arts university, 9000 aprox. students. The Department of offers a curriculum that integrates the formal, technical, conceptual, and historical aspects of the visual arts. The facilities include a 60-cubic-foot, gas-updraft kiln; a smaller, gas down-draft kiln; a large oval electric kiln; and an outdoor area for raku firings. Connecting to the main studio are a separate glaze room, equipped with a large spray booth; a kiln room; and a storage room for student work. Across the hall from the main studio is a smaller studio space for students working on the potter's wheel.
- Sterling College - Art [Website]
Sterling, KS USA
Growing art department at a 4 yr. liberal arts college. Combination of throwing & hand building, basic glaze chemistry in advanced classes. Electric kilns, cone 6 clay & glazes, some Raku firing.
- Stetson University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
DeLand, FL, USA
Ceramics: Hand Building using hand-building techniques such as coil, slab, and pinch methods.
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing: Students will learn to use the potter’s wheel to make both functional and non-functional pieces. Frequent demonstrations by the instructor.
Advanced Ceramics: A continuation of work involving handbuilding and wheel techniques to explore both functional forms and forms which are sculptural. The students will be introduced to various methods of kiln firing: gas and electric, oxidation and reduction.
- Sul Ross State University - Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Alpine, TX, USA
Ceramics I: An introduction to basic ceramic processes, including wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing and firing.
Ceramics II: A further exploration of intermediate ceramic processes, including wheel throwing, glazing and kiln firing.
Sculpture: Exploratory studies in the principles, materials and techniques of sculpture.
- SUNY Fredonia - Visual Arts and New Media, Ceramics [Website]
Fredonia, NY, USA
Ceramics is structured to train and expose students to both traditional and contemporary methods of creative expression with clay. Extensive handbuilding techniques and skill on the potter's wheel are developed. Emphasis is placed on craftsmanship and an understanding of all the inherent working characteristics of the ceramic media. Natural gas, electric, and wood fired kilns are available for use at various temperature ranges. Oxidation, reduction stoneware, salt and raku firing techniques are utilized. Hands-on studio experience is supported by abundant visual exposure to global, historical, and contemporary clay art works. The overall educational objective is to foster a love of clay, facilitate individual idea development among student artist/craftpersons and to prepare individuals for a life-long vocational or avocational involvement in ceramics.
- Sydney College of The Arts - Ceramics [Website]
Art school within the University of Sydney teaching a full range of programs at both undergraduate and graduate level with majors in Ceramics, Glass, Sculpture, Jewellery, Photography, Painting, Printmaking and Electronic and Temporal art. Degrees include the Bachelor of Visual Arts with or without an optional honours year, Degrees by Research: Master of Visual Arts, Ph.D , degrees by Course work: Master of Studio Arts, Master of Comtemporary Art for Educators, Master of Studio Art, Master of Multimedia Design.
The ceramics course imparts a thorough understanding of wheel work, hand building, vessel and sculpture, mould making, casting and glaze technology. Rather than promoting a "house style" we encourage students to develop an individual approach. The course includes a core Art Theory component and Studio Theory (linked to studio practice).
At the graduate level, all work is negotiated individually with supervising staff and includes theory seminars and theses or papers. The college is arguably one of the best art schools anywhere. It is located on a beautiful historic site surrounded by parkland fronting on Sydney Harbor. The Ceramic studio is roomy and bright with excellent workshop facilities, which include a wheel room with 16 wheels, glaze room, plaster room, slip-casting room, clay-recycling plant, and individual studio spaces for all of our major students. We have 18 kilns which include 12 electric kilns of various sizes and configurations, and 6 gas kilns.
Ceramic Staff include:
Gudrun Klix: MFA University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mituso Shoji: MFA Kyoto City Univerity, Japan
Toni Warburton, MVA, University of Sydney
Gail Nichols, PhD,Monash University, Gippsland, Vic
Technical Staff: Clive Cooper
- Sydney College of the Arts - Ceramics Studio [Website]
Academic staff at SCA believe studio-based learning is integral to any visual arts degree and understand the importance of working with professional artists, designers and crafts people. Students interested in becoming exhibiting artists may wish to take a conceptual approach, developing sculptural and installation work. Whereas students wanting to become designer/makers of one-off or production work or work for architectural spaces are encouraged to develop their design skills, including the use of CAD/CAM as well as more traditional production skills such as throwing, mould making and casting.
- Syracuse University College of Visual Arts - Ceramics [Website]
Syracuse, NY, USA
In our master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in ceramics, you may pursue study in pottery, sculpture, tile mosaics, or in some cases, other areas of interest. You work in new and traditional techniques with a diverse faculty of working, professional ceramists.
Our students work in individual studios situated amongst an interdisciplinary community of other ceramists as well as fiber artists, metalsmiths, printmakers, and sculptors. Your program of study also allows you take classes in other areas of the University.
The program's facilities and resources encourage and accommodate experimentation with a variety of firing techniques, including high-fire reduction, electric oxidation, salt glazing, wood, and raku. We also support an Anagama kiln.
- Tabriz University - Ceramic Engineering [Website]
At present, the Faculty of Engineering with about 2000 students studying for undergraduate degree, 150 students studying for Master's and 25 students in Doctorate's program, is one of the most expanded and well-equipped faculties within the University of Tabriz. Its nearly 100 academic staff members mostly Ph.D. holders (10% full professor) are active in the 7 major Departments of Civil, Electrical, Hydraulic, Material & Ceramic, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Surveying Engineering.
- Tacoma Community College - Art Department [Website]
Our program is focused mainly on the making of pots and vessels. Students are encouraged to learn techniques and then to follow their muse. We pride ourselves on being a place where students are free to express themselves. Several of our students are making sculpture, as well as, those that choose to work on vessels and functional forms.
Students are encouraged to learn all aspects of the studio operation including loading and firing of both electric and gas kilns. We fire the bulk of our work in cone 10 reduction, however in the fall we concentrate on low fire techniques such as, earthenware, majoilca, saggar, and raku firing.
- Takoma Academy - Art [Website]
Takoma Park, MD USA 20912
Pottery I-handbuilding and and Pottery II-wheel. Both classes are becoming involved in the formulation of glazes in a multi discipline approach involving chemistry and chemistry honors classes.
- Teachers College, Art and Art Education - Ceramics [Website]
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New York, USA
Teachers College runs a complete program with a variety of clays and shop glazes; gas and electric kilns; matriculating and nonmatriculating students.
- Temple University - Tyler School of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Elkins Park, PA, USA
Ceramic Mold Making: Students produce both two and three-piece plaster and are encouraged to incorporate the use of slip casting into their current style of work.
Primitive Ceramics: Develop skills in locating and refining clay, forming processes, and a variety of low temperature firing processes.
Two-Dimensional Ceramics: The making and production of tiles and other essentially two-dimensional ceramic items for application to interior and exterior architecture. High and low temperature firing, mold, and hand pressing techniques. The history of tiles and ceramic wall reliefs are surveyed.
Porcelain: Covers the special properties of porcelain clay. Various hand building, throwing and casting techniques are explored as well as experiments in glazing and the preparation of clay bodies. Historical importance of porcelain is reviewed along with many contemporary uses of this material in vessel and sculptural forms.
Ceramic Structures: Various techniques used in ceramic sculpture, techniques and materials used in conjunction with ceramics are explored.
- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - Art [Website]
Corpus Christi, Texas
The Island university offers undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees. We have a ceramics faculty of two, one professor is also a professor in sculpture. We have space for hard workers.
- Texas Womans University - Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Denton, TX, USA
The Ceramics Program at TWU fosters the use of ceramics either for Design (function) or Sculpture. Degrees include BA, BFA, MA, and MFA. Students are introduced to clay as a medium with a great deal of cross-disciplinary potential, and students wanting to work in ways that incorporate other media, including new media, will find support for that here. However, students wanting to focus on functional work are also welcome, and will be challenged to create work that brings contemporary relevance to studio ceramics.
We have a well equipped studio with facilities for clay mixing, glaze mixing, mold-making, slip-casting, sandblasting and wheel-throwing, as well as a variety of gas and electric kilns and a wood kiln near completion. Grad students each have individual studio spaces, while undergrads generally have shared studios.
Please contact Colby Parsons for more information or to set up a visit.
- The Alberta College of Art and Design - Ceramics [Website]
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Four year B.F.A. Students explore facets of traditional and contemporary sculpture. Historical, theoretical, conceptual and technical information support their development as artists. They can work in a variety of traditional media and are encouraged to explore processes that incorporate contemporary approaches, including inter-media and installation. The Sculpture faculty offers a broad range of professional expertise that is
complemented by guest lecturers and visiting artists. In the studio,
you have access to a supervised and fully equipped metals shop that
houses welding and foundry equipment as well as to an excellent
- The Banff Centre - Media and Visual Arts [Website]
Banff, Alberta, Canada
The Banff Centre is Canada's only learning centre dedicated to the arts, leadership development, and mountain culture. We serve the needs of accomplished artists, business and community leaders, and members of the global mountain community through year-round programs designed to enrich professional practice beyond the realm of traditional education. The Centre is also home to a world class conference facility. The convergence of our resources, multidisciplinary programming, and spectacular physical location affords an inspirational learning experience. Creative excellence is our hallmark.
- The College of Wooster - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Wooster, OH, USA
INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS This course introduces clay as an art medium through a variety
of fundamental forming, surface decoration, and firing techniques commonly used by potters and sculptors.
INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS Upper-level problems in creative ceramics, continuing the approaches
of the initial course in ceramics with emphasis on throwing and instruction in glaze formulation.
ADVANCED CERAMICS Concentration on advanced problems in both functional and sculptural
ceramic design and techniques. A portion of the course will focus on plaster mold-making and slipcasting.
Continued instruction in glaze formulation. Individual experimentation is encouraged.
- The Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College - Ceramics [Website]
Kfar Saba, Isreal
First year: Beginners course in throwing, second and third year: technology of ceramics. In addition several sculpture courses. Students in higher years can be assistants in the ceramic workshop and in the courses. Special events occur in cooperation of the other departments in school. There is no department web site, you can find info in the general website.
- The University of Iowa - School of Art: Ceramics [Website]
Iowa City, IA, USA
Undergraduate degrees include the B.A. and B.F.A. in art, and the B.A. with a minor in art. Graduate degrees include the M.A. and M.F.A.
Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in ceramics give students the technical knowledge and skills they need to become mature, independent, and resourceful creative artists who respond to their culture. Graduates of the ceramics program have gone on to operate successful studios and in many cases to teach at all educational levels.
The ceramics program encompasses approximately 5,000 square feet of studio space and a 3,000-square-foot kiln room, with additional kiln space outdoors. Kilns include six large electric and six large gas reduction, including salt and sagger types. Three wood-fired kilns are used to study that particular aesthetic quality and to explore renewable fuel possibilities. Students are encouraged to build and be resourceful in design and material use. Two large clay mixers, an industrial clay reprocessor, a slab roller, hand extruder, 25 pottery wheels, and ample work space serve 250 or more students per year, including six to nine M.F.A. majors.
- The University of Texas of the Permian Basin - Visual Art Department [Website]
Wonderful traditional and nontraditional program with a BA, BFA in Art.
- Towson University - Ceramics Department [Website]
Towson, Maryland, USA
The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art: This degree program is not only about education of the artist, but about teaching the artist to educate the world.
MFA Program in Studio Art: About making art but also about making concepts come alive, breathing new life into old stories and finding personal strategies for technologies. The Art Department at Towson University has eighteen full-time faculty who are professionally active in exhibitions, competitions, publications and leaders in their fields, regionally, nationally and internationally.
- Transylvania University - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Lexington, KY, US
Ceramics I: Introduction to basic handbuilding, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques. Emphasis on individual creativity and form sensibility.
Ceramics II: A continuation with increased emphasis on aesthetic considerations as well as the functional uses of clay. Includes introduction to glaze calculation and supervised kiln firings.
Ceramics III: Emphasis on use of clay, glazing, and firing techniques. More glaze calculation.
- Tulane University - Art / Ceramics [Website]
New Orleans, Louisiana
Since 1996, when the Art Department completed a major renovation and expansion of the building, the ceramics area facilities have become outstanding by any measure. Separate teaching studios dedicated to wheel throwing, general construction, plaster working, glazing, clay mixing and firing allow maximum flexibility and access to equipment, with optimal control for health and safety needs. Furnished with modern equipment and safety systems, facilities allow students to make use of virtually any technique or firing range of interest. Equipment includes 15 Brent potter's wheels, two Brent slab rollers, slip-o-matic, extruder, large spray booth and fume hood for glaze spraying and mixing, ball mill, sand blaster, diamond saw, and Big Joe electric fork lift. The kiln room (the same room built originally to house the Newcomb Pottery kilns in 1918) contains 7 electric kilns, from 1 cubic foot to 20, and three gas kilns, 16, 24 and 60 cubic feet. Large and fragile work is easily handled with an electric fork lift and the pull out car of the large gas kiln. A covered outdoor firing area houses the raku kiln and a new 60 cubic foot wood / salt kiln. There are private individual studios for graduate students and a semi-private shared studio for advanced undergraduate students. Enrolled students have 24 hour access to the facilities.
- UFRGS - Materials Research Program [Website]
- Universidad Nacional de Catamarca - Extencion Universitaria [Website]
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Argentina
- Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos - Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais [Website]
Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ceramic Tiles Laboratory (Laboratorio de Revestimentos Ceramicos (LaRC)- Develop research on all subjects related to ceramic tiles. A large part of the research are conducted in close collaboration with industries operating in Brazil, mainly linked to ceramic tiles producers and related materials.
We also publish a technical magazine with the Brazilian Ceramic Society called Ceramica Industrial. The content of the Ceramica Industrial can be acessed through our site www.ceramicaindustrial.org.br.
- University of Michigan - Art and Design, Ceramics [Website]
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
The University of Michigan Ceramic Studio covers 5,400 square feet of floor space that is sub-divided into 6 areas to compliment processes and eliminate contamination from one area to another. No further info is given on website.
- University of Akron - Myers School of Art [Website]
Akron, OH, USA
A spacious and well-equipped studio creates a thriving environment for students majoring in ceramics.
Students learn to make clay bodies and glazes from the program's stocks of raw materials. Students also learn to fire electric, natural gas, propane, updraft, downdraft, raku and salt kilns. Wheel throwing, sculpture and tilemaking are all taught.
The ceramics program is designed to help students become effective artists and to make their own contributions to the field.
Learning techniques and skills are combined with the study of the history of ceramics. In addition to developing hands-on skills, students gain an appreciation for how ceramic objects functioned in the past and how they function now.
- University of Alabama - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
The program in ceramics offers students a full range of courses dealing with all the aspects of the medium. The ceramic area is a large, fully-equipped facility with a complete inventory of clay and glaze materials. The work spaces total 7,700 square feet with graduate studio space available. Provided are clay mixing equipment, fourteen kick and electric potter's wheels, slab roller, ball mills, blunger for slip mixing, frit furnaces, five gas downdraft and updraft kilns ranging from twenty cubic feet to one hundred and eighty cubic feet, raku kiln, four electric kilns and materials for experimental kiln construction. A full stock of raw glaze materials is available for both low and high-fire work. Plaster is also on hand for mold- making and casting. Personal instruction is given in all forming techniques, glaze calculations and kiln-firings. Students are encouraged to experiment with the medium and to explore new processes. Considerable emphasis is placed on the student's development of individual concepts and forms.
- University of Alaska - Sitka Campus - Art Department [Website]
Beginning, intermediate and advanced study of clay methods of forming decorations, glazing and firing. Intermediate Ceramics involves emphasis on the potter's wheel, glaze calculations and plaster as it relates to pottery. Our upper level courses involve advanced wheelwork and hand-building, advanced clay body and glaze calculation as needed. Study of the practical application of ceramics in the commercial fields.
- University Of Arizona - College of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Tucson, AZ, USA
The Ceramics Area provides an open, dynamic and supportive environment for students to explore personal expression in clay within a broad, fine art context. Students are encouraged to develop and practice work techniques according to particular needs and vision while mastering beginning to advanced ceramic processes. Students are given in-depth exposure to historic and contemporary ceramic art issues, artists and concepts to inspire their evolution as artists and are further fostered to investigate mixed media concepts in their work.
The c. 5,000-square-foot Ceramics Area is located in the Esquire Building complex within five minutes walk of the Art Building. It includes a hand-building classroom equipped with several large tables, a slab-roller and a pull-down screen to view slides and digital images; a room with fifteen electric pottery wheels and wedging tables; a plaster room for mold-making and slip-casting; a roomy clay-mixing area with excellent ventilation; an exterior, roofed glaze area with a safely vented spray-booth; and an exterior, roofed kiln yard with six electric kilns of varying sizes (from 1.4 to 10 cubic feet), two Geil gas downdraft kilns (30 and 24 cubic feet) with digital temperature controls, a custom-built 80-cubic foot downdraft gas car kiln, and an updraft gas raku kiln. Professor Chabot's nearby office suite includes her extensive resource library of ceramic and art books as well as videos, slides and CD's of ceramic art and processes.
- University of Arkansas - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Fayetteville, AR, USA
The new state of the art Ceramics has 6 ceramic studios on the first level, which are approximately 12 by 20 feet, and six 12 by 16 ft graduate studios on a mezzanine level, each with track lighting and ventilation. Our facility includes 5 electric kilns, three gas kilns (a new 2004 DLB24 Geil downdraft, a large Bailey shuttle kiln, and new salt kiln), and slab roller, extruders, ball mill, sand blaster, etc). In addition, we also have woodworking and welding equipment and top of the line ventilation systems including a glaze room with both a walk in spray booth and a glaze mixing hood, and a clay and plaster mixing room. Each studio has three computer drops, enabling students to either bring in their own computers or check out laptops from the union.
The ceramics area’s innovative curriculum stresses the blending of contemporary and traditional art making and ceramic practices with an expanded definition of ceramics and mixed media, allowing various sculptural approaches and combinations including performance, video, surveillance, sound, kinetics, interactivity, installation, architecture, environmental, figurative, and/or functional. Students are encouraged to utilize materials and processes for their conceptual ramifications, and to develop a critical dialogue and a process of experimentation. This developmental process is begun and reinforced through interaction with peers, ceramic faculty, art faculty, artists in the regional community, visiting artists, and our ongoing series of Ceramic Symposiums.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Ceramics [Website]
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
The ceramics emphasis is designed for persons who are interested in learning both sculpture and functional ceramics. The ceramic curriculum is designed for students that are interested in becoming studio artists, studio potters, and/or production potters.
The Ceramic facility includes 50 large lock-able storage spaces, 8 large work tables, 16 potter’s wheels, a North Star Slab roller, plaster wedging tables, a number of ware carts, drill, bench grinder, hand grinder, and other miscellaneous hand tools.
The kiln yard includes: A West Coast gas kiln, an Alpine gas kiln, two Skutt electric kilns, a raku kiln, and a soda/salt kiln.
Clay and glaze mixing areas include: 8 ton dry material storage area, a Blue bird mixer, a Walker pug mill, a de-airing Peter Pugger, a plaster mixing and mold making area, a fully equipped glaze lab with ventilation, triple-beam scales and a spray booth.
- University of California, Davis - Department of Art and Art History, Ceramcis [Website]
Davis, CA, USA
The 7200 sq ft Ceramics Facility houses the Professor's studio, 3 graduate studios, a tech office, 2 large undergraduate work spaces, a kiln room, a glaze room, and a library. The kiln room has 7 electric kilns with have computerized controls except for the 2 smallest ones. There are also 3 down draft, natural gas kilns (16, 54 and 120 cubic ft). The two largest natural gas kilns also have computerized controls for extended firings. We also have a 200 hundred lb. capacity hydraulic extruder, a small wall mounted hand-pressed Bailey extruder, and a Bailey slab roller, 6 Lockerbee kick wheels and 8 electric Brent wheels. There is a 4000 lb palette jack, a 600 lb high/low for kiln loading, and a forklift. There is also a 4000 lb capacity hydraulic sculpture stand.
Clay is mixed in large batches weekly by students. There are 2 large capacity clay mixers, one of which mixes 500 lbs of dry mix and the other which mixes 800 lbs of dry mix. There is a small Bluebird for test batches that mixes 100 lbs of dry mix. We also have a 300 lb casting slip blunger. The glaze room is fully equipped with glaze making materials and includes a spray booth. In the library there is a computer, printer, slides, and many art books. We also have a RISO machine for making silk screens for printing on clay.
The ceramic studio is set up for large scale work when necessary, with most of the studio furniture, sculpture stands, and tables fixed on wheels for easy moving. Ladders and hand tools are also available for use.
- University of California, Los Angeles - Dept. of Art - Ceramics [Website]
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Students work in more than one medium and explore mixed media possibilities as well. Through the program, students can discover the best way - painting, video, photography, sculpture, ceramics, etc. - to express their ideas.
- University of Central Florida - College of Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Orlando, FL, USA
A strong ceramics program is known to exist here but the website did not have any information on it Oct 2007.
- University of Colorado Boulder - Ceramics [Website]
Boulder, CO, USA
The faculty in the ceramics area are interested in and encourage the development of each student's personal point of view. We emphasize conceptual exploration and the acquisition of historical, critical and theoretical knowledge. Additionally, we feel the production of works of art (learning through the experience of making) and technical development are essential ingredients for the successful studio artist. We are interested in students that understand tradition and embrace the making of useful objects as well as students who feel there may be new traditions to develop and new boundaries to expand. Consequently, the range of student work is very broad, from sculpture and installation to utilitarian objects.
Wheelthrowing, handbuilding, intermediate, advanced, independent studies, glaze chemistry, kiln building.
- University of Connecticut - Art and Art History [Website]
Storrs, CT, USA
The Department of Art and Art History is equipped with a wide range of facilities, including painting and drawing studios; well-equipped darkrooms and digital imaging studios; fully equipped prints, wood, metal, and ceramics facilities; a digital video studio and editing stations; digital graphic design stations; and much more.
- University of Dayton - College of Arts - Ceramics [Website]
Dayton, OH, USA
CERAMICS I : Introduction to basic methods of working in clay using coil and slab techniques.
CERAMICS II: Introduction to basic methods of working clay using the wheel.
CERAMICS III: Expanded exploration of skills, concepts, and processes introduced in VAF 240 hand building or VAF 242 wheel thrown ceramic forms, with emphasis on building techniques, materials, glazing, and firing processes.
- University of Delaware - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Newark, DE, USA
The UD ceramics studios are sizeable and feature industry-standard air filtration systems throughout. Graduate students have large separate studios, and the main classrooms include adjoining home studio space for advanced undergradate students. There is a plaster room shared with the sculpture studios.
Kiln room: 2 down-draft kilns with forced air burners (both 59 cu. ft.), 10 top-loading electric kilns (including one 16.5 cu. ft.), 2 test kilns, a selection of portable gas raku and salt kilns.
Studio classroom: ample hand-building areas and accommodations for large-scale work, 18+ electric wheels, 2 slab rollers, pneumatic and manual extruders.
Raw materials/clay-mixing room: raw material storage, 2 clay mixers, pugmill, and large-capacity scales.
Glaze room: stainless workstables, 2 spray booths, ball mill, digital scale, and fully-stocked chemical closet.
- University of Florida - School of Art and Art History [Website]
Gainesville, Florida USA
B.F.A. & M.F.A. programs www.arts.ufl.edu/art/ceramics
Faculty: Prof. Linda Arbuckle M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; Prof. Nan Smith M.F.A., Ohio State University. Teaching and Technical Asst. Matt Long M.F.A., Ohio University
Program philosophy: UF Ceramics Program is one of the major programs in the southeast, designed to promote growth in aesthetics,technical knowledge and conceptual approaches. In the graduate program individual tutorials, group seminars, and critiques provide a variety of settings for development and exchange of ideas relevant to artist in general, and ceramics in particular. The strength of the program lies in its diversity; no one style, aesthetic, or technical focus is stressed over others. Experimentation is encouraged. The curriculum addresses the broad range of perspectives found in contemporary Ceramic art, from sculpture to vessel-reference works, to pottery and includes historical and contemporary references. The faculty believes that the ability to evaluate and discuss work should extend beyond one’s personal studio involvements. The faculty regularly engages all students regardless of sculpture, vessel or pottery orientation.
UF is a NASAD-accredited program and offers several competitive graduate fellowships for distinguished applicants as well as teaching assistantships. The Ceramics department has an active student ceramics group: The Florida Potter’s Guild.
- University of Gloucestershire [Website]
A modest but excellent modular programme that closed in 2004. By (Sept 2009) the management had incurred such a large financial shortfall they decided that the whole campus Pittville Studios should be sold to cover the losses. All the creative programmes will be distributed across classrooms and the specialist facilities will go.
In my opinion a catalogue of irresponsible miss-management that has failed to protect either the knowledge base or the Universities collegiate responsibility. Once the senior management embraced the 'corporate' agenda they completely lost the plot!.... RIP
- University of Hawaii - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Honolulu, HI, USA
The ceramics program introduces students to the unique synthesis of form and surface that constitutes work in clay. Its goals are to provide basic knowledge of ceramic techniques and materials, to foster the development of a personal idiom, to promote the development of critical thinking skills, to encourage discussion of ceramics related ideas and issues, and to give students experience in working with studio equipment and materials in a safe and productive manner. Students are exposed to the techniques, forms and expressions of the major traditions of ceramics, those of vessel, sculpture, and architecture.
In the undergraduate curriculum, materials-related skills and knowledge are taught at the introductory level. Advanced courses concentrate on problem solving, idea development, and critical thinking, leading students to a personal approach to expression grounded in an understanding of ceramics history and tradition. .
The program has also developed summer international programs, sponsoring visiting artists from China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
- University of Idaho - College of Art & Architecture [Website]
Moscow, ID, USA
We have an art program at the University of Idaho, with a couple of ceramic courses integrated... but there's no full ceramics program
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Art and Design, Ceramics [Website]
Champaign, IL, USA
Access to faculty, as well as a comprehensive ceramic studio facility that promotes experimentation and the development of a variety of hand skills, is the basis for an exciting studio experience. The emphasis within the areas of concentration is on the development of a personal visual language, critical perceptions, and the mastery of comprehensive technical skills. While introduction courses are skill-building opportunities, the advanced courses will emphasize a discipline in sculpture as the strength of these materials specializations. The curriculum emphasizes professional training for the development of the self-sustaining studio artist.
- University of Kansas - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Lawrence, KS, USA
The Kansas Visual Art faculty includes thirty full-time professors teaching all levels of drawing & painting, sculpture, printmaking, expanded media, ceramics, textiles, metalsmithing and art education. The Art and Design Building, a 130,000 square foot mega structure, houses a full range of studio facilities.
The Department of Design has a 5,300 square foot ceramic studio and the west campus Chamney barn complex. Other amenities include: 10 new Thomas Stuart electric wheels, 2 new Brents, 10 motorized kick wheels, Brent slab roller, spray booth, ball mill, plaster room, a blunger, a slipomatic casting slip mixer, fully stocked and equipped glaze area, damp and dry boxes, clay mixing room with two mixers (Soldner and a dough mixer).
The department has a great variety of kilns: 60 cu. ft. salt, 40 cu. ft. soda, 450 cu. ft. anagama kiln, 60 cu. ft. anagama kiln, 72 cu. ft. Train kiln, 90 cu. ft. gas updraft car kiln, one Alpine downdraft gas kiln, large computerized electric coffin kiln, small electric test kiln, 2 computerized electrics, manual electric, counter balanced raku kiln and an electric test kiln.
- University of Manitoba - School of Art/ Ceramics Area [Website]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Study of the aesthetics and techniques of pottery and ceramic sculpture address art works made by many past cultures as well as innovations of the modern and contemporary periods. Categories include a range from precious ritual objects to utilitarian pots for the home, vessels involving sculptural form, and the use of clay as a formal sculptural medium. Basics include clay forming techniques (such as throwing, hand-building, mould-making and casting), as well as glaze formulation and fundamentals of kiln operation and construction. The studio accommodates a diverse range of working methods and firing requirements for expressive artistry in stoneware, wood fire, low fire, and raku.
- University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth - College of Visual Arts, Ceramics [Website]
North Dartmouth, MA, USA
Courses in clay and glaze formulation, kiln construction and ceramic history and aesthetics. Studies culminate with both a visual and written thesis.
The program has 12,500 square feet of studio space with 40 potters wheels, 3 slab rollers, extruders, ball mills, a dedicated slide and photo area, and a ceramics resource, book and slide library. There are 12 large 250-square foot individual studios for graduate students, individual studio spaces for all junior and senior level undergraduate students, and elective throwing and handbuilding studios for beginning classes. The Clay Mixing Facility is well ventilated with state-of-the-art environmental dust collection system. It includes 2 clay mixers and a pug mill. The Glaze Lab is complete with well stocked material bins, a large spray booth, stainless steel work tables, scales, and test kilns. Additional equipment includes a sand blasting cabinet, a brick saw, and a welding unit. The Plaster Room is well ventilated with point-source dust collection, blungers for terra cotta and porcelain slips, and casting tables with pumps. Marble counter tops line the facility for mold making. Additionally, there is a jigger/jolly set-up for production work. There are 7 gas kilns and 12 electric kilns plus test kilns.
- University of Miami - Art, Ceramics Program [Website]
Miami, FL, USA
The ceramics area is approximately 5,000 square feet, and is surrounded by tropical landscaping. Each graduate student has private studio which opens to either the hand building or throwing studios. Students are able to utilize these studios as well as a large covered outdoor space. The well furnished ceramics area provides students with access to the following equipment:
* 6 Electric Kilns 28��/36��/ and 28�� stacking to 75�� ht.
* 36�� w. Brent slab roller
* 24�� w. Brent slab roller
* Brent extruder
* Ball mill
* 12�� test kiln, 18�� test kiln
* 60 cu. ft. down draft car kiln
* 100 cu. ft. down draft car kiln
* 50 cu. ft. salt kiln
* 30�� drum hoist Raku kiln
* Bluebird clay mixer, Soldner mixer
* 18 electric wheels ( Brent, Shimpo, Pacifica)
The ceramics equipment is located outside the studio under a protective concrete roof. This area also houses a well equipped glass blowing facility and metal welding bronze foundry.
- University of Minnesota - Department of Art [Website]
The ceramics area provides graduate students with facilities that promote diversity in styles and aesthetic approaches. Equipment includes 40+ wheels, glaze and glaze mixers, pugmills, 10+ electric kilns, 10 gas kilns and a soda and wood kiln.
- University of Mississippi - Art Department [Website]
The ceramics area is housed on the first floor of Meek Hall and consists of a large indoor studio/teaching area, clay-mixing and storage, well-equipped glaze lab, and an outdoor kiln area. There are four 9 ft. x 16 ft. semi-private studios for graduate students.
Equipment: 25 electric pottery wheels, 6 electric bisque kilns, 3 gas reduction kilns, salt kiln, soda kiln, two raku kilns, two clay mixers with ventilator, Laguna pro-V spray booth with ventilator, and one portable mixer for glaze preparation.
- University of Montana - Missoula - School of Fine Art [Website]
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Missoula, MT, USA
The Ceramics program offers beginning through advanced instruction in all areas of ceramic studies. Individual expression and experimentation is stressed throughout the curriculum. Students working toward an undergraduate degree in art with an emphasis in ceramics are given a separate communal workspace during their senior year.
Our 2500 sq. ft. facility includes a clay mixing room with three mixers, glaze mixing area, electric and kick wheels, and an indoor kiln room with ten electric kilns and two gas updrafts. A newer outdoor facility includes work area, a salt kiln, a large car kiln, a raku kiln, and a soda kiln. A large anagama facility is located forty-five minutes north of Missoula in the Lubrecht forest. In addition, we have a newly renovated art gallery adjacent to the ceramic and sculpture studios for the use of all students for exhibition of their work.
- University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Art and Art History [Website]
Lincoln, NE, USA
The Program: The program in ceramics offers students a full range of courses in all aspects of the medium.
The comprehensive undergraduate program emphasizes traditional pottery and sculpture techniques and technologies in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Through lectures and critiques, students gain an understanding of both the history of ceramics and the issues and ideas which underpin contemporary work in the medium, as well as a firm grounding in clay body and glaze formulation and theory.
Our facilities include gas reduction, electric, wood, salt and soda kilns and all necessary equipment and materials including: twenty potter's wheels, eight gas kilns, twelve electric kilns, clay mixers, and a fully equipped glaze lab. Students have daily contact with professors, as well as 24-hour access to studios and equipment.
- University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska - Department of Art and Art History [Website]
Kearney, Nebraska USA
Clayworks, previously known as Kearney State Ceramics Association is an organization founded on April 24, 1980. The Clayworks organization was established for those individuals who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills in ceramics. The clayworks organization is based out of the ceramics lab in the Fine Arts department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney under the supervision of Jake Jacobson.
- University of New Hampshire - Department of Art & Art History [Website]
Durham, NH, US
The three-dimensional curriculum offers concentrations in sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, and furniture design which interrelate to form a comprehensive area. Teaching is highly individualized, enabling students to understand and develop their own styles while learning aesthetic and technical principles. Full time technical assistants and student fellows who provide further instruction and technical help outside of class assist professors.
The sculpture studio offers a complete bronze foundry, fabrication tools, equipment for work in wood and metal, gas and electric welding, a carving facility for wood and stone, hand and pneumatic tools, and a figure modeling area which provides quality space and light for anatomic modeling. The ceramics studio offers opportunities for hand building, mold making, and wheel thrown work. Both utilitarian and sculptural aspects are explored. The studios are equipped with kickwheels, gas, electric and raku kilns.
- University of New Mexico - College of Fine Arts [Website]
The Ceramics program at UNM offers an exciting and diverse choice of approaches toward the medium. The undergraduate and graduate Ceramics labs are equipped with large gas kilns, electric, saggar, raku and soda kilns, as well as access to an anagama kiln located off campus. Clay and slip mixers ,slab roller and wheels encourage the student to explore all aspects the ceramic discipline from vessels to sculpture, installation and performance. Indigenous traditions can be experienced first hand through the site based Pueblo Pottery or Casas Grandes Ceramics classes.
- University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
• Beginners, intermediate and advanced courses are offered. The following equipment is housed in the main ceramic studio: Alpine gas-fired wax sculpture burnout kiln (90 cubic-foot capacity), two L&L electric kilns. 23' x 23' electric box kiln, Skutt electric test kiln, two new cone ten high-heat da Vinci electric kilns, Randall and Soldner clay mixer, one Bluebird vacuum pugmill, ball mill, Bailey extruder and slab roller, ten potter's wheels.
- University of North Carolina Charlotte - Department of Art and Art History, Ceramics [Website]
Charlotte, NC, USA
The ceramics program is comprehensive, embracing a wide variety of approaches to the discipline including the contemporary vessel, clay sculpture, and mixed media/installation. We emphasize exploration of various techniques and processes culminating in the development of individual style, a sophisticated body of work, and a senior exhibition. Students are eventually responsible for making their own clay and glazes, firing their own kilns and become knowledgeable about kiln building as well as historical and contemporary trends. Approximately 75 students are enrolled each semester, with approximately 15 students in advanced studio classes.
- University of North Dakota - Art Department [Website]
Grand Forks, ND, USA
We offer a BA, BFA, and MFA in ceramics. There are shared studio spaces for upper division undergraduates and private studio space for graduate students. Electric, gas, raku and pit firing is available in a well equipped/supplied spacious studio.
- University of North Texas - Division of Studio Art [Website]
Denton, TX 76203 USA
We have three beginning, one intermediate, and an advanced studio that can be repeated for credit, along with one graduate class for a total of app. 115 students. We have 10 electric kilns, 10 gas kilns and a salt kiln and two wood kilns.
- University of Oregon - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Eugeme, OR, USA
Specific skills focus each term. Subjects include the processes related to design development, forming and fabrication, firing methods, glazing.
Intermediate Ceramics: Advanced processes and concepts. Areas of technical foucs include slip casting, glaze and decorator surface embellishment, architectural ceramic, low fire, and raku.
Advanced Studio: Combined studio and discussion for BFA and MFA students provides a forum for works in progress in the context of professional practice and contemporary critical thinking.
Glaze Fire I: Comprehensive instruction in firing theory and practice and elementary glaze chemistry. Students fire kilns and mix glazes in a studio component.
Glaze Fire II: Discussion groups further examine the practices of firing and glaze formulation. Studio component involves increased firing and systematic, scientific glaze experimentation.
- University of Pennsylvania - PennDesign, Ceramics [Website]
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The clay studios in Addams Hall include both gas and electric kilns with the flexibility of low fire and high fire techniques as well as a plaster moldmaking and slip casting facilities. No details of the program are provided on the website as of Oct 2007.
- University of Plymouth, UK - 3 Dimension Design,School of Architecture & Design [Website]
Plymouth, Devon, UK
Designer Maker BA undergraduate and MA postgraduate degrees.
These class leading courses teach craft production in ceramics, metal, wood and plastics, but with poetry, humor and fun.
Taught in open studios by practicing designers, design culture specialists and experienced project managers, graduates now work in all spectrums of craft, business and industry.
Website includes news and resources to design especially sustainability. Plymouth has a reputation for a friendly atmosphere and is located in the south west of the Uk enjoying the best weather and beaches.
Renowed ceramic designer tutors include Polly MacPherson MA Cardiff, and Brian Adams MA RCA.
- University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez - Humanities [Website]
General art program with three level courses in ceramics: basic ceramics, pottery and advanced ceramics.
- University of Puget Sound - Art, Ceramics [Website]
Tacoma, WA, USA
A study of the fundamentals of forming objects on and off the wheel, glaze application, and firing techniques at both high and low temperatures. Lectures and discussions are a combination of demonstration and critique, with slide presentations.
Intermediate: A study of the fundamentals of forming objects on and off the wheel, glaze application, and firing techniques at both high and low temperatures. Lectures and discussions are a combination of demonstration and critique, with slide presentations of significant American ceramics and their cultural significance.
Handbuilding: Introduces the student to historical and contemporary approaches to handbuilding. Study is divided between studio approaches to clay fabrication and independent thinking with regard to contemporary issues in ceramics.
- University of Richmond - Department of Art and Art History [Website]
Richmond, VA, USA
No information available
- University of South Alabama - Visual Arts [Website]
Mobile, AL, USA
Full range of ceramic art classes.
- University of South Dakota - Ceramics [Website]
Vermillion South Dakota
The University offers BFA in art with emphisis areas. The ceramics program has a large studio, with gas, electric, salt, wood and raku kins. The instructor has been a studio potter for the past 28 years.
- University of South Florida - School of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Tampa, FL, USA
Two full time technicians maintain fully equipped metal, clay and wood shops. Intermediate and advanced level courses deal with problems in ceramics and emphasis on the exploration of methods and media and the development of individual concepts.
- University of Southern California - Roski School of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Ceramics program has a distinguished history and a very lively current presence. We are an art school within an extraordinary university with emphasis on interdisciplinary study that encourages every student to take advantage of the great array of disciplines at USC. The Roski School makes good use of the resources available in its urban location, as Southern California is one of the most important world centers for the arts.
The spacious Louis & Helene Galen Ceramics Studio is filled with natural light and features a series of canvas covered work tables, storage shelving and a separate glaze area. An outdoor spray booth is available for sprayed glaze application. The studio is well equipped with electric wheels, a slab roller, extruders and electric kilns. The adjacent outdoor kiln yard features a variety of large and small gas kilns, including a raku kiln and a 40-cubic foot state of the art DLB40 Geil kiln. Next to the kiln yard is an outdoor covered area devoted solely to the use of plaster for moldmaking. The recently renovated ceramics facility is open 24 hours, seven days a week and has a full time lab assistant.
- University of Southern Indiana - Art Department [Website]
Evansville, IN, USA
Program is headed up by Lennie Dowie in five sections. All clay and glazes are mixed at the studio. Equipment includes extruders, slab roller, clay mixer, around a dozen wheels and one kick wheel, three electric kilns, gas reduction kiln, gas salt/soda kiln, gas raku kiln, and wood fire and barrel fire kilns.
- University of Tennesse, School of Art - Ceramics [Website]
Knoxville, TN, USA
The Program is composed of utilitarian, vessel, sculptural and conceptual formats, all of which are viewed as relevant and valuable. Students are exposed to a broad range of philosophies and viewpoints that encourage the growth and development of every student. The program's mission is to maintain a balance of ideas and technical ability and to encourage the foundation of skills, which will stimulate exploration and the student's development as an independent artist or academic professional.
- University Of Texas At Austin - College of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Austin, TX, USA
The Studio Art Department believes that students should receive a good foundation in studio art at the outset of their college career. Both the B.A. and B.F.A. in Studio Art degrees require four core courses (Drawing Foundations, Two-Dimensional Foundations, Three-Dimensional Foundations, and Time-Based Foundations.) In the second year of study, a student is able to choose from beginning courses in specific media (ceramics, drawing and painting, metals, photography, printmaking, sculpture and transmedia). Majors/degrees are not offered in any specific media; however, students are free to choose courses from among the seven studio art areas as they fulfill requirements for graduation.
- University of Texas at El Paso - Ceramics [Website]
El Paso, TX, USA
The Ceramics area at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a dynamic program for student research. We offer B.A, BFA, and MA degrees in fine arts. Traditional and contemporary approaches to this plastic medium are introduced at all levels of instruction. Ceramics students at UTEP study material, process, and conceptual concerns within both utilitarian and sculptural parameters. The curriculum stresses strong craft skills, a thorough historical appreciation of the medium, and the engagement with contemporary art practices and theory. This discipline is supported by one of the most outstanding facilities in the Southwestern United States. The facility at UTEP include three High Fire, Updraft, Reduction kilns, A soda kiln, wood "coffin" kiln, 8 electrics, one test kiln, an outstanding glaze chemistry lab, 18 pottery wheels, clay mixing facility, and ample space and opportunity for the creation of stimulating work.
- University of Utah - College of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Classes focus on low-fire/high-fire, handbuilding/wheelthrowing, glaze calculation, mold making and kiln building. The area also offers History of Ceramics and an interdisciplinary degree with Sculpture Intermedia entitled Cross 3D Focus. As the oldest ceramics program in the inter-mountain west we provide a strong connection with history and a critical look at contemporary issues. Our goal is to develop well-rounded artists with uniquely personal visions. The facilities are exceptional. The large, high-ceilinged studios offer great work spaces to explore every possibility of ceramic art making. Well-lit, air-conditioned studios, with an abundance of natural light, have wonderful views of the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains. The throwing room has over thirty wheels, adjacent walk-in damp room and access to an outside kiln area. A separate hand-building room has work space for large pieces, storage areas, Fredrickson side opening electric kiln, extruder and slab roller.
- University of Washington - School of Art - Ceramics [Website]
Seattle, WA, USA
The University of Washington Ceramics Program offers a distinct curriculum with an energetic extra-curricular program to best prepare students for a future in the arts. A large and flexible studio has been developed to encourage all aspects of ceramics including space for a seminar/lecture room and gallery. Undergraduate and graduate students work side by side with a strong sense of community and are encouraged to push the boundaries of the medium as befits the nature of a research university. The program benefits from a long history of innovative excellence and the graduate program was ranked third in the country in the 2003/04 U.S. News and World Report.
- University of Waterloo - Fine Arts, Ceramics [no website]
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The program offers students an opportunity to work in studio environment,with access to a broad range of equipment designed to support ceramic practice. The studio is approximately 1500 square feet and serves students at the undergraduate and MFA levels. The ceramics studio provides students with 24 hour access to the following equipment:
5 Electric Kilns, 24” w. slab roller, extruder, ball mill, clay mixer, electric wheels, a lightning mixer, forklift.
- University of Western Michigan - Gwen Frostic School of Art [Website]
Kalamazoo, MI, US
The Ceramics Program encourages students to actively participate in their education through the development of analytical and critical thought processes and the challenge of existing assumptions. Students at the basic and intermediate levels receive instruction on such traditional techniques as coil-building, slab-building and wheel throwing within the context of both historical and contemporary attitudes in ceramics. We help students negotiate the limits of clay in its different forms, including terra cotta, stoneware and porcelain, as well as through a variety of firing techniques, such as wood-firing, raku and salt-firing. From this foundation our students may advance to more independent levels of investigation within the medium.
- University of Wisconsin - Greenbay - Ceramics [Website]
Greenbay, WI, USA
The ceramics program encourages students to explore a variety of materials and techniques in developing their own artistic voice within the craft traditions of ceramics and pottery. The coursework at the various levels encompasses wheel thrown, hand-built and molding processes; clay and glaze materials; firing processes; history and design. The greatest instructional emphasis is on functional forms but includes decorative and sculptural expressions in clay as well. The curriculum focuses on command and appropriate choice of technique, an applied understanding of ceramic technology, and a general knowledge of ceramic art history.
The studio includes electric and kick wheels, extruders, a slab roller, three electric kilns, three gas reduction kilns, a raku kiln and a temporary wood-fired kiln. Beginning students fire their own bisque kilns while upper-level students mix their own clay and glazes, as well as load and fire kilns.
- University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Madison, WI, USA
The graduate ceramics area is a 3,500 sq. ft. studio with clay mixing equipment and storage, a complete glaze studio and a kiln room containing two forty cubic foot down draft kilns and six electric kilns. Graduate students are provided with individual studio space in this self-contained workshop separate from the undergraduate space. A one hundred cubic foot wood fired kiln, a forty cubic foot salt kiln, and a ten cubic foot raku car kiln are also available.
- University of Wisconsin - Marathon - Art Department, Ceramics [Website]
Wausau, WI, USA
The 10,000 sq. ft. studio facilities include Drawing, Painting and Printmaking studios (Intaglio & Relief) plus a separate Sculpture and Ceramics Art Shop building which houses complete facilities for wood, metal, styrene, glass processes, and raku, salt, low-fire, residue and stoneware ceramics. The class starts with basic pottery wheel throwing and teaches the beginning student all the fundamentals of clay modeling and plaster/clay moldmaking. No information available on intermediate or advanced classes.
- University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Peck School of the Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Milwaukee, WI, USA
-Basic techniques in handbuilding, surface development and glazing of functional and sculptural ceramic forms.
-Introduction to the potter's wheel as a forming tool, continuation of handbuilding, introduction to basic glaze formulation.
-Further development in wheel throwing and/or handbuilding techniques with increased emphasis on the inter-relationship of aesthetics and technique,
introduction to gas kiln firing.
-In-depth experience in gas and electric kiln firing, and further development of glaze formulation.
-Advanced problem solving with emphasis on developing a high-level working.
awareness of aesthetic and technical properties of ceramics as an expressive medium.
- University of Wisconsin-Stout - Dept of Art and Design [Website]
Menomonie, WI, USA
The ceramics area offers both introductory and advanced level course work in ceramic sculpture and functional pottery. Class projects balance an exploration of the raw materials, design and conceptual issues, and various technical processes. Students choosing to focus in ceramics will use a variety of building and finishing techniques, and will learn to develop their own glazes and to fire electric, gas/reduction, and soda vapor kilns. Advanced ceramics students have the opportunity to work in private studio spaces where they are encouraged to develop their personal aesthetic within the medium. The ceramics program serves as a strong foundation for students interested in pursing an MFA, setting up their own ceramics studio, or simply expanding their general knowledge and experience in the arts.
- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Art Department [Website]
Whitewater, WI, USA
The UW-W Ceramics undergraduate program is fully committed in offering students at all levels a progressive environment in which to learn the technical and conceptual applications inherent in the fabrication of ceramic arts. The physical space and equipment allows for investigation and technical exploration in the areas of electric, gas, salt , soda, raku and saggar firing methods. Two and three-dimensional design concepts and aesthetic concerns are highlighted as related to the whole of ceramics and art. Examples of ceramics, from the historical to the contemporary, are infused into the curriculum through various means such as slide presentations, examples in the round and biannual workshops and lectures from nationally and internationally known artists working with clay. The studio philosophy prides itself in being non-dogmatic in it's approach to constructing ceramic objects. Beginning students are introduced to both vessel and sculptural applications through fundamental hand-building and potter's wheel techniques. Intermediate students learn basic clay and glaze formulation principles while honing and building upon previously learned skills. Advanced students explore specific applications of ceramic processes such as mold-making, advanced clay and glaze formulation, kiln construction and firing techniques while being encouraged to develop a personal visual language through ceramic form.
- University of Wolverhampton - Design and Applied Ceramics [Website]
-Study the essential aspects of the ceramic arts: design, sculpture, installation, architecture and the environment, site-specific and studio pottery
-Initially, you to gain a broad experience of forming, finishing and firing ceramic objects, before choosing your own route through the course through tutor-set and self-negotiated projects
-Gain an understanding of working with clays and ceramic materials, as well as examining ceramics in its cultural and historical context
-Access comprehensive facilities, including plaster and print workshops, equipment for throwing and hand-building up to large scale, plus electric and gas kilns
-Take part in visits and work placements in studios, galleries and industry, both locally and internationally
- Utah State University - Department of Art + Design [Website]
The Department of Art + Design at USU offers both BFA and MFA programs in Ceramics. Students are strongly encouraged to visit USU before making application. Primary responsibility for the ceramics area is in the hands of Professors John Neely (MFA Ohio University) and Dan Murphy (MFA, University of Iowa) assisted by the Ceramics Studio Coordinator, Todd Hayes (MFA, Wichita State University.) . We also work closely with Professor Ryoichi Suzuki who heads the sculpture program at USU.
Ceramics occupies an area of approximately 15,000 square feet, plus a covered outdoor kiln area which currently houses six kilns, a mix of salt, soda, and wood kilns. Graduate students, as well as junior and senior majors, are assigned individual studio spaces and share access to a broad variety of studio equipment including half a dozen gas kilns of various sizes, even more electric kilns, a variety of wheels, slab roller, clay mixers, de-airing pugmill, ball mills, impact mill, jaw crusher, blungers, casting facilities, chainsaws, log splitter, spray booths, sand blaster, washing machine(!), stereo microwaves and a dump truck.
The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, adjacent to the Art Department, is actively involved in both collecting and exhibiting ceramics. The permanent collection includes over 1200 pieces, of which approximately ten percent is on view at a given time.
- Vanderbilt University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Nashville, TN, USA
Introduction to ceramic design and preparation of clay objects. Hand-building, wheel-throwing, ceramic sculpture, surface enrichment, glazing, and kiln-firing.
Development of ceramic design, both traditional and contemporary, functional and sculptural. Projects develop technical and aesthetic goals. Instruction includes demonstrations, slide presentations, field trips, guest artists, reports. Demonstrations include advanced throwing, complex constructions, glaze development with applications and kiln-firing.
- Virgina Commonwealth University - Department of Craft [Website]
Richmond, VA, USA
The Ceramics program occupies 8000 sq. ft. in three large studios, a large kiln room, plaster room, glaze room, a glaze mixing room, and a clay mixing room, all with state-of-the-art ventilation and air handling equipment. The Advanced and Graduate studio contains spaces for advanced students and six private spaces for graduate students. The handbuilding studio is equipped with one 20" and one 36" slab roller, two manual extruders, one pneumatic extruder, eight large canvas-covered tables, a low-fire glazing area and shelving space. The throwing studio is equipped with 16 electric Brent wheels, two large plaster wedging tables, fourteen canvas-covered tables, scale, and shelving area. The plaster room is equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation system for mixing, a solid granite mold table, mold drying racks and two slip-o-matics. The glaze room is set up for high-fire glazing and is equipped with a glaze table that holds shop glazes and shelving. The glaze-mixing room is equipped with a spray booth, a two-tier ball mill, triple beam and digital scales, and a ventilated mixing area. The clay mixing room is equipped with two large Soldner mixers, a Bluebird mixer, a Venco pug mill, dry mix tubs and ventilated mixing areas. The kiln room is equipped with 12 electric kilns, three of which are computer controlled, 3 electric test kilns, 35 cu. ft. and 135 cu. ft. Bailey gas car kilns with oxygen probes.
- Virgina Tech - Art and Art History, Ceramics [Website]
Blacksburg, VA, USA
The Ceramics studio is equipped with potters wheels, slab rollers and hand building areas for students at all levels. The studio is divided into two areas, one using red clays and the second using light clays and porcelain. A glazing area and electric kilns are provided for glazed decorating and firing.
In the Studio Arts, majors can choose their emphasis from a variety of disciplines including digital art, painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture. The built-in flexibility of the studio curriculum encourages students to explore and develop their talents and interests. While specialization in the traditional sense is open to all majors, the department also encourages innovative approaches by exploring areas in which different media and disciplines fruitfully overlap or intersect. The B.F.A. in Studio Arts is specially addressed to students who aim to continue their education as artists at the graduate level.
- Washington College - Department of Art and Art History [Website]
Chestertown, MD, USA
This course is an introduction to the techniques involved in the production of fired clayware, from the preparation of the raw material through various methods of manipulation, kiln firing techniques, and preparation of glazes. The emphasis in this course is on wheel-thrown and hand-built functional ware.
- Washington State University - Department of Fine Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Pullman, WA, USA
Ceramics offers a comprehensive facility with special kilns for salt and raku firing. Courses are offered in ceramics: Handbuilding processes; glazing; firing; Intermediate Ceramics;
- Washington University in St. Louis - Ceramics Program [Website]
St. Louis, MO, USA
The faculty represents a wide range of approaches and ideas about creative endeavors, which push at the edges of the ceramics field today.
Our studio is 7,400 square feet of space with common areas shared by the sculpture area. The shop is well equipped with electric wheels to diamond cutting saws. Currently, we have three large gas kilns and several electric kilns. Raku, soda firing, and glass working is available. Students are assigned semi-private studio space with 24-hour access.
Our aim is to make work in ceramics that is relevant to our time. Graduate students working with ceramics are asked to contextualize their work within the 45,000 year history of ceramic processes and to ask why the questions raised are important.
- Webster University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
St. Louis, MO, USA
Students in this program learn all aspects of ceramic art, from mixing and forming clay to the firing and glazing process. Wheel-working and hand building are given equal emphasis, and students are encouraged to develop their own personal sense of form and shape. Self-discovery and class discussion of the creative process are integral aspects of working in ceramics. Webster�s ceramic studio includes eight gas and electric kilns, a glaze spray booth, sandblasting equipment, a slab roller, and a ball mill. Students have access to all this equipment and learn methods for glaze and clay formation.
- West Virgina University - College of Creative Arts, Ceramics [Website]
Morgantown, WV, USA
The ceramics studio has more than six thousand square feet of studio space, thirty pottery wheels, five large electric kilns, two professional clay mixers, two pug mills, two hand extruders, a large Brent slab roller, and jigger-jolly equipment allow students to be well-equipped, and also enable advanced students to experience running a pottery studio in a production methods class. In addition to indoor kilns, an eighteen hundred-square-foot kiln area is equipped with reduction, wood, and salt/soda kilns that are designed and constructed as needed by faculty and staff, with student participation. This encourages and accommodates work in a wide range of firing temperatures and techniques.
The WVU Ceramics Area has offered a comprehensive summer study program at Jingdezhen since 1995, and in 2004, it expanded the partnership to include a fall semester program that provides advanced undergraduate, graduate and professional-level studies in ceramics, including basic language, culture and Chinese ceramic art history.
- Western Carolina University - School of Art and Design, Studio Art [Website]
Cullowhee, NC, USA
The Introductory Ceramics course provides a foundation in hand building, wheel throwing and glaze mixing. Upper division courses, taught in a separate studio which offers dedicated wheels and work spaces for each student, center on the exploration of a wide range of clay forming techniques, both functional and sculptural, as well as clay and glaze mixing and a variety of firing methods. An optional Tilemaking course introduces the production of multiples and offers a broad investigation of surface decoration. Visiting artists are drawn from the region as well as nationwide, and the annual Godfrey Seminar in the Business of Crafts addresses the business aspects of operating a studio. Student ceramics sales each semester help to fund student attendance at statewide and national clay conferences, and field trips to nearby studios and galleries draw on the rich resources of Western North Carolina in both traditional and contemporary ceramics.
- Western Oregon University - Art Department [Website]
Monmouth, OR, USA
Choosing Ceramics as an area of focus in the Art Degree Program means you will have three years of intensive courses that include:
Making your own clay, Mold-making, Wheel-throwing, Decals and lustres, Firing Kilns, Site specific installations
- Wichita State University - College of Fine Arts [Website]
Wichita, KS, USA
The ceramics program offers the B.F.A., B.A., and M.F.A. degrees. The undergraduate degrees in ceramics offer the basic techniques of clay forming (hand-building, casting, and throwing), the use of slips and glazes, and firing processes such as stoneware, low-fire, and raku, with an emphasis on experimentation with the medium to investigate individual interests. The M.F.A. is the terminal degree in studio ceramics. It is for qualified students planning careers as professional artists, either working independently or as artist-teachers on the college or art school levels. Graduate Teaching Assistantships with tuition reduction and stipend, and Graduate Scholarships with full tuition waiver are available.
- Winona State University - Art Department [Website]
Winona, MN, USA
Excellent art professors whose focuses are on drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and graphics design as well as art education. Winona has a proliferation of local artists that focus on the beauty of the land around us, the classes at Winona State University help the students to become creative with natural artistic expression.
- Wisconsin Lutheran College - Art [Website]
Our program offers throwing, hand building, slip casting, as well as figurative clay modeling. We have four electric wheels and two kick wheels, slab roller, extruder, glaze mixing area, two electric kilns, an outdoor courtyard with raku and stoneware kilns.
- Yavapai College - Verde Valley Campus - Visual and Performing Arts [Website]
Clarkdale, Arizona, USA
We are a two-year program offering beginning through advanced ceramics courses including kiln building and firing courses. Our facilities include hand-building room, glaze and chemical room, plaster and casting room, Brent slab roller and extruder and Brent C wheels. Our kilns include four electric kilns, and one downdraft gas reduction, one updraft gas reduction, salt, soda and Raku. We are currently doing research into cone 6 firing in oxidation, reduction, salt and soda.
- Youngstown State University - Department of Art, Ceramics [Website]
Youngstown, OH, USA
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