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Ceramics area photo
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SFA is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and offers a B.F.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics, as well as an M.A. and an M.F.A.. The ceramics area been recognized by NASAD as one of the finest in the nation for a university of its size, and ceramics majors work toward professional careers in sculpture and/or vessel making.

In addition to working closely with internationally recognized faculty, students in the ceramics program receive exposure to visiting artists such as Graham Marks, Lisa Orr, Peter Beasecker, Val Cushing, Michelle Conroy, David McDonald, Richard Notkin, Jeff Forster, Brian Molanphy, Chris Gustin and Robby Wood.


The ceramics studio is equipped with the following machines and tools:

  • 6,000 square foot ceramics studio
  • Six high fire electric kilns
  • 30 cubic foot updraft gas kiln
  • 30 cubic foot downdraft gas kiln
  • 20 cubic foot catenary arch gas kiln
  • 45 cubic foot shuttle gas kiln
  • Wood fire train kiln
  • Raku kiln
  • Slab roller
  • Two extruders
  • Three pug mills
  • Twenty electric wheels
  • Two Soldner clay mixers
  • Two spray booths
  • Fully-stocked clay storage room
  • Glaze lab with ball mill and test kilns

Ceramics Faculty

Area Advisor

Piero Fenci
Office: AS153
Phone: 936.468.4495

Ceramics Faculty

Name: Office: Phone: Email:
Piero Fenci AS153 936.468.4495