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Courses in ceramics focuses primarily on sculptural form, with some attention given to the techniques related to functional pottery. Ceramics students are expected to learn the basics of clay construction, glazing, and firing, but the ultimate aim is to use ceramics media in an expressive way to communicate ideas. The ceramics facility is extensive and well equipped with rooms for forming and glazing, pottery wheels, and an impressive number of gas and electric kilns. Ceramics shares the “FIRE ARTS” area adjacent to sculpture, where an additional salt kiln and raku facility are housed.

Io Palmer

Associate Professor: Ceramics Coordinator, Foundations Coordinator
T: (509) 335-4155
Office: Fine Arts 7021

Kassie Smith

Ceramics Tech
Office: Fine Arts 4077