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Ceramics

 

The K-State ceramics program fosters an interdisciplinary and challenging learning environment. Our undergraduate program is designed to prepare BFA candidates for a career in the arts.

In any given semester, there are 2 to 6 graduate students, 3-6 post baccalaureate students, 10 to 15 undergraduate students concentrating in Ceramics, and a Visiting Artist in Residence. The ceramics area occupies over 7,000+sq. ft. Individual studio spaces and common work spaces generate a dynamic, creative learning environment.

Past undergraduate students have focused on functional ware, design, sculpture, and installation. Some recent Ceramics majors have gone on to successfully pursue careers in the Fine Arts, pottery production, art therapy, and design. Many undergrads have been accepted into nationally competitive MFA programs.

Student Club - KSU Potter's Guild

Ceramics Graduation Requirements:

 

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Facilities:

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 Electric Kilns

  • 1 – Skutt 1627-18.5 cu ft
  • 2 – Skutt 1227-10 cu ft
  • 7 – Skutt 1027-7 cu ft
  • 3 – 2.6 cu ft
  • 2 – 1 cu ft test

Gas Kilns

  • Down Draft – 16 cu ft
  • Down Draft Car – 40 cu ft
  • Up Draft – 16 cu ft
  • Cross Draft Soda Kiln – 14 cu ft
  • Gas Test Kiln – 4 cu ft
  • 2 oxygen sensors

2000 sq. ft. Wood and Raku kiln facility.

  • 40 cubic foot wood fired train kiln designed by Ted Neal, Associate Professor at Ball State

Wheel Throwing Studio

  • 16 Electric Wheels
  • 4 Kick Wheels

Hand Building Studio

 

  • 2 Extruders
  • Brent SR-20 Slab Roller

Slip Casting/Mold Making room

  • Slip’O’Matic – 20gal
  • 2 casting tables
  • Plaster area
  • Commercial molds

Ikeda Gallery

  • 300sq ft clean space to hold reviews, critiques, or photograph work. 

Misc

  • Digital Decal Printer - Full color 8.5" x11"
  • 53″ Vinyl Plotter
  • MakerBot Replicator
  • MakerBot Digitizer
  • 4′x8′ CNC Router
  • Laser Cutter
  • Glaze Calculation Lab
  • Thermofax – for creating silk screens
  • Photography Studio
  • Clay Mixing Room
  • Spray Booth
  • Pug Mill
  • Ball Mill
  • Sand Blasting Booth
  • Air Compressor

 

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Faculty

Glen R. Brown
Professor
gbrown@k-state.edu
Office: Willard 307
 
Trevor Bennett
Visiting Assistant Professor
tmbennettart@k-state.edu
Office: Willard 030
 
 Amy Santoferraro
Assistant Professor
Area Coordinator
amysanto@k-state.edu
Office: Willard 029