Student and Alumni Achievements
Natalie Anthone, a ceramics senior BFA major, received the 2020-2021 William Lee Scholarship, a $5,000 national award rewarding undergraduate excellence in ceramic artistry.
Melanie Fisher, a 2016 graduate of the Ceramics program, was accepted into the MFA graduate program in ceramics at Ohio University in 2020.
32" x 36" x 13"
Tori Dombrowski, a senior Ceramics major had her work selected for the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts' 2020 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition. She received the Smith-Sharpe Fire Brick Supply Merit Award. Originally scheduled March 25 - April 19, 2020 and moved to online format due to COVID-19. NCECA’s cornerstone exhibition was open to students currently in higher education programs throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. More than 300 artists submitted a total of nearly 1,000 images for consideration by ceramic artists Virginia Scotchie and Salvador Jiménez-Flores.
Senior Ceramics major, Christina Aguilera, had her work accepted into the national juried group exhibition, Identity in Clay, at the Clay Center of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Senior Ceramics major, Win Han, has had his work accepted into two international invitational art exhibitions.
Claytopia/ Sea Roots, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, Continental Clay Company, Minneapolis, MN. The group invitational exhibition presents the scope of Southeast Asian artists working with clay and expanding the international artisic community by creating friendship, understanding, and an appreciation of artists from various backgrounds. The second group invitational exhibition, Made by Sea, at Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA, again seeks to showcase Southeast Asian artists who work with clay.
Loki's Castle - 19”x10”x9.5” , Stoneware , 2018
International Juried Exhibition
Five works by Ceramics major Samantha Schnell and two works by Ceramics minor Katherine Tiffany were accepted into the 1st Biennial International Juried Mug Competition, juried by David Hiltner. The exhibition will be from December 8, 2017 through January 14, 2018 at the Mojo Coffee Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Mountain View Mug" by Samantha Schnell
"Cascade Mug" by Katherine Tiffany
2017 National Juried Exhibition - Liam Calhoun
Senior Ceramics major Liam Calhoun's ceramic piece was accepted into the 2017 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference that approximately 5,000 people attend every year. The NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition has quickly become one of the premier exhibitions of student ceramic work in the United States. The 2017 NSJE jurors selected 25 artists out of 293 artist submissions; 18 graduate, five undergraduate, and two post-baccalaureates. The exhibition features emerging talent in the field and highlights the variety and caliber of student work from across the country. The selected pieces were on display at the Hofman Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
RJ Sturgess, a 2012 graduate of the program was accepted into the MFA program in Ceramics at Georgia State University and began Fall 2017.
Tina Vu was accepted into the MFA ceramics programs at RISD, Syracuse, Virginia Commonwealth, Ohio University and SUNY New Paltz. She selected Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and graduated in 2017. Ohio University’s MFA ceramics program is currently nationally ranked 4th.
Rachelyn Spry’s ceramic piece was accepted into the 2014 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference that approximately 5,000 people attend every year. The NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition has quickly become one of the premier exhibitions of student ceramic work in the United States. The 2014 NSJE features 59 works out of 593 pieces submitted by undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, and graduates across the country representing 39 schools. The exhibition features emerging talent in the field and highlights the variety and caliber of student work from across the country. The selected pieces were on display at the Frederick Layton Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Suzie Molnar's Work
Ceramics alumni Suzie Molnar, Sarah McNutt, Scott Losi, and Carrianne Hendrickson have their work featured in the book 500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2, by Nan Smith, Lark Books, 2014.
Leeann Catanzaro's work was accepted into the 20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition held at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo, Texas. This national exhibition also included artists from Mexico and Canada and was juried by Leoplold Foulem from Montreal Canada.
2011 Ceramics graduate and 2011-12 Ceramics program resident artist, Emily Chamberlain, graduated with an MFA in Ceramics from Wichita State University.