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Ceramic Kilns for Students

School of Art + Art History + Design








As part of the major renovation of the 1st floor of the Art Building, a new introductory ceramic studio is in the final stages of completion. The studio will be the new home for Art 253/Intro Ceramics which has long been a high demand class and gateway to the nationally recognized UW Ceramics Program. Resituated to occupy a prominent 1st floor corner of the Art Building, with windows on two sides, hundreds of students a day will be able to view what is happening in the classroom as they walk to their other classes. The studio will open this coming Spring quarter, hosting three classes, each with 20 students enrolled. The space itself was designed by the renowned Mithun architectural firm in consultation with students, staff, and faculty with a goal of making the best learning environment possible for future generations of students. In addition to abundant natural light, tall ceilings, increased square footage per student, and a highly flexible floor plan, there is also a significant emphasis on health and safety in addition to creating the most inclusive working environment possible. Despite the challenges of building such a project in the current economic climate, the $8.5m budget was realized through contributions by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, private donations and paring back items that could be installed post-construction. To complement the new infrastructure we are seeking to upgrade some of our most critical equipment for our students to use, our electric kilns.


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