Brandon Phillips on fri 29 nov 02
I believe that North Texas University in Denton is a pretty fine program.
They are very dedicated to wood firing (3 or 4 kilns)and salt as well. One
of the profs, Elmer Taylor, is strictly functional. I have visited the
campus a couple times and have been very impressed.
Northern Arizona University is also a very dedicated wood and salt school,
but I'm not sure if they have an MFA program. But you sure can't beat the
landscape there, one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen!
Surrounded by mountains and trees everywhere!
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Holly Keeney on fri 29 nov 02
I am currently at the final stages or researching grad schools to apply to
for next fall. It is my intention to go somewhere with a minimum of one
salt/soda kiln and at least one wood kiln. I also hope to study with
someone who make functional work, but do not neccessarily want my exposure
to be limited to that. I am looking at schools all over the country so
location is not really a concern, though if I had my wish it would be near
hiking or something "outdoorsy". Anyone who knows anything about this,
please, please help me out with a little input. I don't want to overlook
anywhere that might be the perfect place for me.
Thank you all so much for any advice you might have.
Marcia Selsor on fri 29 nov 02
You might like Utah State Univ. in Logan. I thyink they fit your
Marcia Selsor in Montana
Holly Keeney wrote:
> I am currently at the final stages or researching grad schools to apply to
> for next fall. It is my intention to go somewhere with a minimum of one
> salt/soda kiln and at least one wood kiln. I also hope to study with
> someone who make functional work, but do not neccessarily want my exposure
> to be limited to that. I am looking at schools all over the country so
> location is not really a concern, though if I had my wish it would be near
> hiking or something "outdoorsy". Anyone who knows anything about this,
> please, please help me out with a little input. I don't want to overlook
> anywhere that might be the perfect place for me.
> Thank you all so much for any advice you might have.
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Marcia Selsor on sat 30 nov 02
Another possibility is U of Montana in Missoula. Dave Regan is the
primary pots person on the faculty there. They do wood and salt also.
Beautiful setting too.
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vince pitelka on sat 30 nov 02
Check out Utah State with John Neely, Ohio University with Brad Schwieger,
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with Lee Rexrode, Penn State with Chris
Staley. I'll probably think of more.
These are all men, obviously, but women are extremely active in the
contemporary wood-firing scene. Does anyone know of any women potters
teaching in MFA programs where they do salt and wood firing? Some of our
finest potters in academia are women - Gail Kendall (U of Nebraska), Julia
Galloway (RIT), Linda Arbuckle (U of Florida), etc., all teaching in
graduate programs, but I do not know if any of those programs have salt and
wood kilns. There are some women potters teaching in in BFA programs that
have wood and salt facilities, but I am trying to think of any teaching in
MFA programs. I'd like to know.
At TTU we have salt, soda, and wood kilns, and we do have the opportunity to
earn graduate credits and do post-undergraduate portfolio development, but
we do not have a graduate program or an MFA. You can see some of our salt
and wood kilns at my website, listed in the signature below.
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KO on sat 30 nov 02
Alfred University is a great school, with a competitive grad program. They
have all the kilns you mentioned, and many more. Alfred is a small town in
New York, and has a friendly atmosphere