Krista Peterson on mon 7 jul 08
I'm considering getting my masters and was hoping you all had some suggestions.
Vince Pitelka on mon 7 jul 08
Doug Trott wrote:
"Seriously, pros and cons, or where to go? You will get more help if you're
more specific. What is your area of interest? If it tends toward the
functional, I would look at Vince's web site. He lists schools and faculty.
Be sure to check out the gallery of current work and the broken leg epic! I
was reading it earlier today and have now developed a sympathetic limp..."
Thanks for the recommendation to view my current work, and for the
sympathetic limp. One of these days I will remove the broken leg journal
from my website, but I am still dealing with some minor issues relating to
the whole thing, and I'd like get past that before I call the journal done.
The list you mention is of course a list of North American universities that
support utilitarian clay as an MFA thesis direction. For Krista and anyone
else interested, the list is at
For anyone interested in grad study, the list I have compiled is just a
general guideline, and it is still your responsibility to do your research,
talk to the faculty and current/past grad students, and find a program you
really like and a faculty you can work with. That is a critically important
step before you even apply to any program.
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University
Doug Trott on mon 7 jul 08
Take a drink=2C it will pass.
Seriously=2C pros and cons=2C or where to go? You will get more help if yo=
u're more specific. What is your area of interest? If it tends toward the=
functional=2C I would look at Vince's web site. He lists schools and facu=
lty. Be sure to check out the gallery of current work and the broken leg e=
pic! I was reading it earlier today and have now developed a sympathetic l=
> Date: Mon=2C 7 Jul 2008 08:31:38 -0700
> From: kristapeterson58@YAHOO.COM
> Subject: looking for a good MFA program
> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
> I'm considering getting my masters and was hoping you all had some sugges=
> Thank you!
> Krista Peterson
Krista Peterson on tue 8 jul 08
>"Seriously, pros and cons, or where to go? You will get more help if you're
>more specific. What is your area of interest? If it tends toward the
>functional, I would look at Vince's web site. He lists schools and faculty.
Thanks for that list, that helps a lot. I was going through the list of schools that offer ceramic classes on the Ceramics Society web site or Ceramicsweb page but it doesn't say what kinds of programs they offer and they are anything from community art centers to universities so it was a huge list. I tend to lean towards the functional in my current work but can be as conceptual and magniloquent as anyone. I have grandiose dreams of helping to bring back manufacturing to this country but a life of teaching also seems like a good life. What ever it takes to keep my hands in the clay. Really, I just love to solve problems in ceramics. I've even thought it would be interesting to use my knowledge of clay and glazes in the field of archeology or anthropology. That seems like a real niche, though, and I am not sure where to start with that one.