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The students that major in this program learn a variety of techniques and processes in the medium. They also learn historical and contemporary ideas in ceramics and art in both the undergraduate and graduate level.
The new state of the art Ceramics studio is located at the far edge of campus, at Eastern Avenue, parallel to Razorback road between Nettleship and Mitchell. Campus buses will get you to within hiking distance. In addition to ceramics, the building also houses some BFA and MFA studios.
The building 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 (2 manual and 3 computer Skutts that will go to cone 10,) three gas kilns (a new 2004 DLB24 Geil downdraft, a large Bailey shuttle kiln, and new salt kiln), and everything else you might need for ceramics, (slab roller, extruders, ball mill, sand blaster, etc). In addition, we also have woodworking and welding equipment.
We have 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 mixing room for both clay mixers (a soldner and a bluebird), as well as a vent hood for mixing plaster.
There is a clean room for critiques, showing and taking slides, and studio PC and Mac computers.
Each studio has three computer drops, enabling students to either bring in their own computers or check out laptops from the union.