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Student Experience

Beginning and intermediate level courses introduce a variety of ceramic processes and considerations including hand building, wheel throwing, glaze technology and the role of ceramics in world cultures. Courses with specific focus such as mold making, the figure, wood firing and a workshop on gas and electric kiln firing are offered on a regular basis.

Advanced level courses emphasize the development of a personal direction in ceramics and building a portfolio geared toward professional opportunities in the field. Exploring relationships and intersections of ceramics with other studio disciplines of the student’s interest is emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Integrated Learning

Regional resources such as exhibitions and lectures at the Milwaukee Art Museum, John Michael Kohler Art Center and RAM (Racine Art Museum) are integrated into the curriculum. Ceramics students also have an active organization, CASA, through which they participate in community-based projects and write grants to fund visiting artists and travel to professional conferences such as NCECA (the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts).

Study Abroad

Ceramics faculty, Christopher Davis-Benavides and Karen Gunderman, regularly offer a summer study abroad course in Peru, an interdisciplinary art and culture program, with travel and study in distinct geographical areas of the country.

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Connect – After reviewing, please contact our Advising & Student Services Office to start planning your degree path today!

BFA – Ceramics Concentration

BA – Studio Arts Concentration

Minor – Studio


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Christina Carfora

BFA, Ceramics | 2003

Ceramics alumna Christina Carfora discusses how her many travels to Indonesia, Costa Rica, Cambodia, and more influence her detailed and often thought-provoking work.

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Faculty: Ceramics

profile photoGeryn Rocherochega@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Ceramics

Lecturer, First Year Program

Lab Technician, Ceramics

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Lecturer, Ceramics

Department Faculty & Staff