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Ceramics

Studios & Kiln Room

Students in the Ceramics and Fine Arts 3D programs have access to facilities including our wheel throwing studio, glazing studio, and electric and gas kilns.

MassArt has one of the premier ceramic kiln rooms in New England. The 3,000 square-foot kiln room, located in the Collins building, is fully ventilated for indoor firing and includes custom-made ventilation for each kiln, including raku and sawdust/smoke firing.

We offer spacious facilities, resources and equipment necessary for exploring a variety of contemporary and traditional ceramics techniques.

All Ceramics majors students learn to fire both gas (bisque and high fire reduction) and electric kilns, and to mix their own clays and glazes.

Ceramics Facilities

  • Ceramics Classrooms
  • Glazing Room
  • Glaze Disposal Area
  • Glaze Lab
  • Clay Mixing Room
  • Mold-making facilities
  • Silk-screening facilities
  • Fully stocked Compounding Lab with ventilation
  • Personal studios for Junior/Senior Ceramics majors
  • Communal work space for Sophomore Ceramics majors
  • Access to MassArt’s community-wide Studios & Resources (digital fabrication labs, woodshop, installation room, etc.)

Access to area museums (MAAM, Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art).

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Events

Explore ceramics and fine arts events, exhibitions, and other happenings on campus and in the community.

As a Ceramics student, you’re invited to participate in a range of events, both here on the MassArt campus and throughout Greater Boston. Grow your design knowledge and expand your network by attending talks, exhibitions, and career development opportunities alongside peers, faculty, and MassArt alumni.

Haley House Souper Bowl / Clay for Change

Haley House, in collaboration with MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships, Clay for Change, and the Ceramics program, holds a fundraiser each year in February called the Souper Bowl. This fundraiser benefits Haley House’s programs, which include a soup kitchen, housing, education and training, and social enterprise. Attendees select a handcrafted ceramic bowl made at MassArt and sample a variety of delicious soups produced with locally sourced ingredients. 

Fine Arts Lecture Series

Each semester, MassArt’s Fine Arts 2D/3D departments welcome a series of visiting artists and critics to campus. Fine Arts Lecture Series speakers present public lectures and conduct individual studio visits and critiques with graduate students. Lectures take place in person in the Design and Media Center Lecture Hall or the Tower Auditorium.

Annual Ceramics Department Exhibition

An exhibition of works created by students working in the Ceramics Department, including majors, minors, elective students, and first year students.

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Faculty

Geoff Booras

Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics

Paul Briggs

Associate Professor, Ceramics

Josephine Burr

Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics

Jacqueline Cassely

Administrative Assistant II, Fine Arts 3D

Colby Charpentier

Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics

Thomas Gothers

Studio Manager, Ceramics

Janice Jakielski

Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics

Kathy King

Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

Janna Longacre

Program Area Chair, Ceramics

Hannah Niswonger

Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics

Kyungmin Park

Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics

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Minor

Obtain a minor in Fine Arts 3D with a Ceramics concentration by completing 18 credits in this area of study.

MassArt offers minors in all Fine Arts 3D program areas, including in Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, and Sculpture. Students interested in obtaining a minor in Ceramics are required to complete a total of 6 courses (18 credits) with a concentration in Ceramics coursework. 

  • 3DTD-201 Projects in Wood: 1 course (3 credits)
  • Any 3D elective: 1 course (3 credits)
  • Two electives in the concentration at 200 level: 2 courses (6 credits)
  • Two electives in the concentration at 300/400 level: 2 courses (6 credits)

For more details on specific minor concentration requirements, please contact the Fine Arts/3D Department.

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