What is Ceramics at WVU like?
WVU Ceramics emphasizes development in technical expertise, design and conceptual approaches as a means to expand students’ aesthetic vocabulary. The ceramics studio has more than 6,000 square feet of studio space, 30 pottery wheels, five large electric kilns, two professional clay mixers, two pug mills, two hand extruders, a large Brent slab roller and jigger-jolly equipment.
We have offered a comprehensive summer study program at Jingdezhen, China, since 1995, and in 2004 expanded the partnership to include a fall semester program that provides advanced undergraduate, graduate and professional-level studies in ceramics, including basic language, culture and Chinese ceramic art history. These programs allow our students to study with some of China's most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.
All students interested in Ceramics must apply to the University and submit a portfolio for the School of Art and Design for acceptance.