SMFA's Ceramics area focuses on the creative and expressive use of clay through a broad range of approaches, including installation, performance, mixed media, large-scale commission sculpture, papermaking, printmaking, painting and more. Whether your interest is sculptural, painterly or functional, versatile clay brings something special to this intersection of media and processes. SMFA's in-depth ceramic experience will reinforce practical connections and aesthetic perspectives applicable to all artistic pursuits.

For more information about this area, contact Michael Barsanti.

Fall 2014 Course Offerings
Below are current course offerings in the Ceramics area. See the 2014-15 Course Catalog for full descriptions and schedules.

1000 Level / Beginning Courses:
    Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding + Construction / CER 1018-01
    Wheel Throwing / CER 1020-01
    Ceramics I: Combined Methods / CER 1021-01

2000 Level / Intermediate Courses:
    Ceramics II: Intermediate Projects / CER 2001-01
    Wheel Throwing / CER 2036-01
    Images on Clay / CER 2051-01

Courses with a 4000+ (Grad) Level Option:
    Images on Clay / CER 4057-01

2014-15 Ceramics Area Curriculum

Although SMFA requires no majors, students may take a number of courses in one area, creating a concentration or focus in one or more particular disciplines.

A sample Ceramics curriculum might look like this:

Regular, Full-time Faculty:
Michael Barsanti
Mark Cooper

Visiting, Part-time Faculty:
Ji Eun Kim
Allison Newsome
Jason Pacheco