Ceramic Art in the BFA Program at Alfred University
Gifted students experience an unmatched educational experience with a curriculum that provides a true multi-disciplinary environment for creative and scholarly research in art. The creative energy of the School of Art and Design at Alfred is centered on the vigorous ambitions of its students and the commitment of its faculty. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers who focus on your individual development. They are also renowned artists and scholars who actively exhibit and publish their work. BFA Students have access to one of the leading university ceramic facilities in the country.
During sophomore year, students are introduced to clay making, glaze formulation, throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, kiln loading and firing.
As juniors, students strengthen technical and conceptual skills by selecting from diverse offerings ranging from utilitarian pottery to sculpture and the making of ceramic tile.
In the senior year, students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor within an assigned personal studio space to develop a major body of work.
Courses in raw materials and kiln building hold particular interest. The raw materials course introduces the origins and properties of clay and glaze materials. The kiln-building course focuses on building a working kiln. Courses are also offered in the technology of 3D digital printing and fabrication in a Lab that has been developed in collaboration with the Inamori School of Engineering.
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