Frank Bales on thu 1 jan 04
I have two questions that I pose simply out of curiosity:
1. Is there a school that is considered the premier ceramics education in
the USA? Or perhaps more properly, what schools offer the best ceramics
2. Are the ceramics arts taken as seriously in art schools as in a good
university ceramics program?
Craig Dunn Clark on thu 1 jan 04
Frank, I believe that Alfred ranks consistently at or near the top of the
list. As to your second question you will need to clarify what you mean by
"art schools" as opposed to "university ceramics programs."
Craig Dunn Clark
619 East 11 1/2 st
Houston, Texas 77008
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From: "Frank Bales"
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Subject: Universities/Art Schools
> I have two questions that I pose simply out of curiosity:
> 1. Is there a school that is considered the premier ceramics education in
> the USA? Or perhaps more properly, what schools offer the best ceramics
> 2. Are the ceramics arts taken as seriously in art schools as in a good
> university ceramics program?
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Saic1984@AOL.COM on sat 3 jan 04
Alfred is generally considered one of the premier schools for ceramic
education, including ceramic engineering. U.S. News and World Report ranks its
program number 1 followed by Cranbrook and then University of Washington.
Personally, I feel that Massachusetts College of Art has a great faculty and their
facilities are top notch as well.
As for whether or not Art Schools take ceramics seriously.....I can only
speak from experience at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago the department
is as esteemed as any in the M.F.A. program. Students can work in any area
that they want to, either in clay or in other media, and the experience is very
student centered and driven.