Clay. Wood. Steel. Plaster. Papier-mâché. Paint. Glass. Wool. Glaze. Balloons. Found objects. Electronics. Performance. And ?
Start with the fundamental process of creating mass and volume through addition and reduction. Explore the essential power of contact points between different forms and materials. Incorporate traditional techniques, dynamic new materials, and contemporary perspectives.
Make art in our spacious studios. They include wood and metal fabrication shops, a large ceramic area, and open workspace for creative experiments. Join a community of student and faculty artists that will encourage and challenge you into new territory. Build a professional portfolio.
Each year, fine arts students and faculty attend the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) and CCACA (California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art) conferences. It’s a great opportunity for students to discover new approaches and make connections.
Summer Art Workshops
Meet Ian Wieczorek
Major: Fine Arts – CeramicsClass of 2016
I graduated in December 2016. A friend and I bought land and a building, and renovated it into ceramic studio, painting studio, glass shop, and a show room. We plan to sell pottery and paintings, and host a farmers' market on the property, and be full time artists. . . . Read More
Facilities & Equipment
- Carpentry power and hand tools
- Gas welding equipment
- Safety equipment
- 2 Makerbot replicator 3-D printers
- Full Spectrum 36×24 Professional Series Laser Cutter
- Sewing machines
- 24 hour studio access
- Ample workspace and project storage
- Dedicated critique & projection space
- BFA studios
- Art library
- 25 electric pottery wheels
- 7 electric kilns
- 30 cubic foot Geil gas kiln
- 9 cubic foot Brodnax Raku kiln
- 24 cubic foot soda kiln
- Slab Roller
- Fully stocked glaze room
- Soldner Clay Mixer
- Peter Pugger Pugmill
Ask A QuestionSee the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS > page for specific major course requirements.
Sheri Leigh O'Connor
Chair, Department of Fine Arts