September 7, 2010
The Fall semester was kicked off last Friday with great ceramic pieces by undergraduate students Mandy Yourick and Karen Tharp.
Clay, Ink, Water, Time
“Stretching Long Distance”
Slip-cast Porcelain, Typeface, Scented Wax
Slip-cast Porcelain, Wax, Cut Textbooks
Mandy Yourick’s “Advice” was on display in the Phyllis Straus Gallery inside the BFA Warehouse.
Karen Tharp’s pieces can be viewed the rest of this month by appointment at The Strange Circus Gallery. To make an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 22, 2009
The MFA warehouse is close to having two new kilns!
The small catenary-arch test kiln – with new door. Brittni & Mark stack the chimney.
The chimney is getting too tall for Mark & Karen to stack on foot.
On the other side of the kiln area, Josh and Mark level out a concrete base for the larger sprung-arch kiln.
The base & floor of the sprung-arch kiln.
UH-OH – we forgot to tie in the chimney & line it (and the burner ports) with hard brick. Re-stacking time.
Team chimney (Brit & Karen) custom makes bricks.
Team door/burner ports (Hailey, Mark, Stephen) custom makes bricks and gets creative on this day full of problem solving.
Now we’re talkin! The chimney are burner ports are finished and we quickly get past the first row lock.
The sprung-arch kiln is 14 bricks high, with two burner ports & four salt ports (two above the burner ports, two more on the sides).
Check back soon for pictures of the sprung-arch’s sprung-arch (roof).
October 19, 2009
Holly Hanessian’s Ceramic Seminar class held a reception at the Phyllis Straus Gallery in the BFA Warehouse on October 9th, 6-9 pm. The show featured ceramic objects and installations by MFA and BFA students
Stephen Hawks, “Terra Firma”
Brittni Wegmann, “Creature Feature”
September 5, 2009
Lyman Edwards’ Kiln Building class broke ground this week at the MFA Warehouse, located off Appleyard Drive. Bricks were sorted and weeds were pulled to get the space ready for the two gas-powered kilns that will be built over the next two months. The class plans to first build a sprung-arch downdraft kiln & a catenary arch cross draft kiln, before delving into more creative kilns in the second half of the fall semester.
more info @ Lyman’s Class Blog
November 18, 2008
November 3, 2008
Thanks to all MFA students and ceramics assistants that came out yesterday to decorate turkey platters! We had a great afternoon of collegial bonding and decorated many beautiful platters.
Please check back soon for images of finished platters and more information on our silent auction
Silent Auction Dates: Nov 19-21st at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts
October 17, 2008
Today we unveil our new blog, with updates to current faculty, staff, and students. Please forward our address to friends and bookmark us to check back often! We have a lot of exciting things happening at FSU and will be posting images and updates as we get ready to unveil our new ceramics facility, opening in 2009.