Ceramics Area

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The ceramics area, located in Richards Hall, includes an indoor electric kiln room, a covered outdoor kiln pad, a glaze mixing kitchen, a well-ventilatedclay mixing room and an organized tool storage area. Classes are held in spacious hand-building and wheel-throwing facilities with dedicated space for both advanced undergraduate and graduate student studios.

Graduate studios are 300-400 square feet and are semi-private (two students per). Students compete for private studios in their third (final) year.

Equipment includes:
  • 14 electric kilns (5 computerized) ranging in size from test to large oval
  • 10 gas kilns, (2 soda, 1 salt) ranging in size from 5 to 100 cubic feet
  • 1 wood kiln
  • 2 clay mixers
  • de-airing pug mill for porcelain
  • 36” slab roller
  • 2 extruders
  • sandblaster
  • arc welder
  • tile saw
  • hand tools
  • grinders
  • mixers
  • log splitter
  • hydraulic hand truck

Learn more about Ceramics in the School of Art, Art History and Design