The pottery area at Colorado State University is committed to providing a comprehensive curriculum in the range of processes and concepts present in contemporary ceramic art. The philosophy of the area encourages the concurrent development of critical, technical, and manual skills. Issues and debates in contemporary Crafts, Sculpture, Architecture, Design, and Studio Pottery are presented alongside a rigorous exploration of forming and decorating processes and technology.
The Pottery studio is housed in it’s own 4000 square foot studio adjacent to the main art building. Facilities include: 17 Lockerbie Pottery wheels, extruder, spray booth, installation space, a plaster mixing area and an open studio space for building and storing work.
12 electric kilns, 2 gas reduction kilns (one computer controlled for large sculpture) and a salt kiln. The studio provides space and materials for construction of special purpose and experimental kilns.
Clay and Glaze Mixing
A comprehensive glaze and materials lab. Clay mixers include: a “Shar” brand industrial slip mixer and a “BlueBird” clay mixer.
K2 Brand Computer Controlled Router with 48″ x 96″ x 12″ working area
In addition to the BFA (Pottery Concentration) Competitive applications are accepted each year for 1-2 Post-Baccalaureate positions. This program is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate education and are seeking a year of focused study in preparation for graduate school or other professional practice. “Post-Bac” students work closely with the Pottery faculty in the development of their own work and assisting in the function of the studio, and in some cases as Teaching Assistants for undergraduate classes. For application information and deadlines, please contact area faculty.