Vivianne Escolar on tue 16 feb 99
Hi everybody, I'm looking for art schools with a good ceramic program in
Canada, in the Toronto or Montreal areas, or the outskirts is fine.
Schools in other parts of canada are welcome and will be considered if
the program is suitable. Also, has anybody heard of a place called The
Dundas Valley School of Art, in a town, yes, you guessed, Dundas near
Hamilton, which in turn is near Toronto, or 8 kilometers to be precise.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Cori Herbert on mon 9 dec 02
Just recently I have caught the pottery bug. I have been doing it for over
one year, after taking some classes at a community college. I am currently a
junior at UCLA, and am majoring in sociology. I am almost done with my
requirements for my major, so I will most definitely graduate with my degree
in sociology. I bought a wheel last summer, and have been trying to hold a
job (at a bank, it's horrible), school full time, and throw when possible,
which is close to never. I caught the tail end of some sort of discussion of
art school, and I really want to go. I was wondering if you all know of some
art schools where ceramics is a major force in the art department. I want to
move out of Southern California, possibly even the United States, and get a
second degree. This new potter would greatly appreciate any information on
anything in the email. Wisdom is accepted with open arms. I mean, where
should I go to expand and learn?
Also, where can I fire and glaze and all that good stuff? I don't have a
kiln. I feel so lost when you guys are talking about things like glaze
calculations, and epson salts, and all that other complicated stuff, and I
want to learn!!!!! Slowly but surely.... thanks!
Everyone seems to have a cute little quote, so I feel weird just leaving it
vince pitelka on mon 9 dec 02
> I caught the tail end of some sort of discussion of
> art school, and I really want to go. I was wondering if you all know of
> art schools where ceramics is a major force in the art department. I want
> move out of Southern California, possibly even the United States, and get
> second degree. This new potter would greatly appreciate any information
> anything in the email. Wisdom is accepted with open arms. I mean, where
> should I go to expand and learn?
I would encourage you to look into our program at Tennessee Tech
University's Appalachian Center for Craft. Go to my website at
http://iweb.tntech.edu/wpitelka/ for more information about our programs and
facilities, and from there you can get to the Craft Center website and the
Tennessee Tech website. We are probably the only university BFA studio
program in the country that stresses the highest quality professional fine
craft education. Universities everywhere in the US are abandoning the fine
crafts, while it is our primary focus. We have spectacular facilities in a
beautiful wilderness location. Check out the website and email me any
questions or comments you have. Feel free to phone me at any time if you
want to talk about the program options.
Best wishes -
Appalachian Center for Crafts
Tennessee Technological University
1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166
Home - firstname.lastname@example.org
Work - email@example.com
615/597-6801 ext. 111, fax 615/597-6803
Bobbruch1@AOL.COM on tue 10 dec 02
For a BFA in which ceramics is a major part of the art department, I can
personally recommend the Cleveland Institute of Art, with professors Judith
Salomon and Bill Brouillard. The equipment and facilities are great, and the
students are encouraged to engage in a wide variety of work and methods,
i.e., the quality and development of the work will be the focus. I mention
this because I feel that there is pressure at some schools to work in certain
parameters that are defined by the faculty (and fellow students). Cleveland
is an industrial city, but it is not overwhelmingly large, and it is a
relatively cheap place to live if you want an urban environment.
Orchard Valley Ceramics Arts Guild on tue 10 dec 02
>Also, where can I fire and glaze and all that good stuff? I don't have a
>kiln. I feel so lost when you guys are talking about things like glaze
>calculations, and epson salts, and all that other complicated stuff, and I
>want to learn!!!!! Slowly but surely.... thanks!
Many community colleges, community centers, and city recreation
departments have pottery programs. The advantage of signing up for
such a program is that you can glaze and fire your work.
Also, try networking - you may find a potter with a studio who
would be willing to let you glaze and fire for a fee, or perhaps in
exchange for work. Start by talking to whoever you are buying your
clay and equipment from.
There at least one Guild in your area: Ventura County Potter's Guild
(http://www.vcpottersguild.com/). They may be able to direct you to
someone who could help with your firings.
Hope this helps!
- Bob Nicholson