The Ceramics Program at UAF offers undergraduate through graduate courses in ceramics. Our curriculum encompasses the history, aesthetics, technology, and techniques from utilitarian to sculptural ceramics. For beginning students this program provides an overview of the medium and its possibilities. For the advanced student it fosters their development into aesthetically perceptive and technically proficient artists.

Selected Student Works



Degrees offered through the Ceramics program include:
-Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
-Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 
-Minor in Ceramics


Ceramics studio outdoor kiln facility

We have a 3500sq ft indoor facility with a complete array of equipment including seven kilns 20+ wheels and three clay mixers. We have a separate outdoor kiln facility at the Experimental Farm that has a large anagama, wood/ salt and fast/fire wood-burning kilns. Graduate studio space is in a separate building. We generally offer five classes per term. The program also supports an active student group, the Student Ceramics Arts Guild which hosts a visiting artist program, scholarships and student activities.

We strive to develop an environment that promotes the art making process by creating and maintaining an open forum where group interaction encourages, challenges and fosters the creative experience.



Student Clubs



Jim Brashear

Jim Brashear

Professor of Ceramics


Teresa Shannon

Teresa Shannon

Adjunct Instructor in Ceramics