The UAA Ceramics program is designed to encourage students to develop a unique and personal approach to making wheel thrown and hand built ceramics. Beginning and intermediate classes are meant to give students a strong foundation in construction techniques, aesthetics, and studio equipment operation. Advanced classes allow students to develop a personal course of study that focuses on innovative techniques and concept development.
Studio & Facilities
The studio is open during non class hours:
Hand Building and Wheel Throwing are located in two different buildings at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Both studios are stocked with the following equipment.
Gordon Hartlieb Hall, Room 108
Fine Arts Building, Room 106
The Ceramics area has an active student club call the Claybody. The club is responsible for conducting two extremely successful ceramic sales each year. 40 percent of the profits from the sales are used to send students to national ceramic conferences and workshops, bring in visiting artists to conduct workshops and present lectures, and purchase equipment.
Visiting Artists Program:
The Clay Body has funded an active visiting artist program. Nationally and internationally known artists and educators are hired to present a lecture and demonstrate techniques thus benefiting both UAA students and the local community. Recent visiting artists include: