BYU ceramics is a broad based program combining essential skills with critical art thinking. Students are mentored to learn the traditions of ceramics and to expand upon these to arrive at original solutions.
Students have access to 9 electric kilns, 2 down draft gas kilns, a shuttle kiln, a gas fired raku kiln, an updraft gas kiln, a wood fired train kiln, a soda kiln and a salt kiln. Students also have access to a complete glaze room and materials room as well as a pug room for recycling and formulating clay. The studio has 20 electric wheels, a kick wheel and a slab roller. BFA and MFA ceramic students are granted individual studio spaces and storage. Former students include an NCECA board member and an NCECA emerging talent artist. Our students continue to exhibit nationally and abroad with many opportunities to exhibit and travel during our program.
Students are involved in every aspect of the ceramic process including opportunities to build and fire kilns according to their needs. We have an open relationship with the sculpture area and hot glass shop so that materials, methods and equipment from both areas can serve students in their artistic practice.
Faculty Representative – Brian Christensen – firstname.lastname@example.org