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Studio Art/Ceramics


The ceramics program at the University of Minnesota, Morris offers rigorous instruction in both low-fire and high-fire ceramic techniques. Ceramics can be selected to fulfill either the major or minor media requirements in studio art. Students must request permission for this option from the studio art coordinator before their junior year; review the major requirements for more details.

The ceramics program at the University of Minnesota, Morris emphasizes:

Beginning coursework stresses proficiency in all basic hand-building and throwing techniques along with a working knowledge of clay types and clay bodies, basic glaze chemistry, and kiln design and firing theory.

Advanced students are expected to work toward higher standards of technique and personal aesthetic expression. The focus in advanced coursework varies each semester, and includes topics such as dinnerware, cylinder-based pots, non-glaze decorative techniques, and tilemaking. Students typically work with high-fire stoneware or porcelain, although earthenware clay and glazes are available if it fits the focus of the class.

Features of the ceramics studio include: