Programs

Art Studio: Ceramics

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Humboldt State's Ceramics program is designed to give students the experience and skills needed to express themselves in every aspect of the medium. Beginning and Intermediate Ceramic courses focus on developing basic forming and glazing skills at both high and low temperatures. Students are exposed to a variety of aesthetic approaches and are helped to develop their creative imagination, visual perception, and understanding of visual form. Advanced level ceramics courses, including the Honors Program, emphasize the development of a personal style and help prepare students for a career in art. Instruction at this level is largely on an individual basis.

Though Humboldt State is a small, intimate school, we are equipped with a comprehensive 8,500-square foot ceramics facility. The studio includes two separate kiln rooms with 14 electric and 4 gas kilns, a large glaze room with spray booth, a plaster mold making area, a clay mixing and storage area, a small room for slide lectures, throwing and hand building areas, an outdoor area kiln area for raku firings, and a separate studio for our Honors students.

Ceramics Faculty

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