Students have access to a wide range of equipment that allows for creative exploration in many forms, media, and scale. The Department of Craft and Material Studies is a well equipped area that includes: 13 electric kilns and two gas car kilns that are 35 cu. ft and 135 cu. ft, a plaster room with state of the art ventilation, fully equipped handbuilding and wheel rooms, a large raw material inventory, three clay mixers (2 Soldner, 1 Bluebird), two slab rollers, two manual and one pneumatic extruders, two slip-o-matics, a spray booth, a two tier ball mill, and a Venco pug mill.
The Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics is small and select and expectations are high. Up to six ceramic graduate students work in their own private studios and also have access to a large communal project space that is only open to graduate students within the program. The work that is made each semester is presented in our gallery space where formal critiques with your faculty and peers from the entire Department of Craft and Material Studies take place. Our diverse and accomplished faculty offer direction that encourages graduate students to create work that challenges the notions of contemporary ceramics and the art world beyond clay.