Bachelor of Fine Arts

Masters of Fine Arts


In the Ceramics program, students explore the role of function, sculptural approaches, emerging technologies, historical precedents, and contemporary practice within a comprehensive, studio-based and theoretical program of study.

Studio facilities

Ceramics students have designated studio areas and guidance to pursue personal research and develop their practice.

  • Multiple kiln technologies (computerized electric kilns, gas kilns, an outdoor kiln pad with soda kiln, small wood kiln, and catenary kiln)
  • Full-color ceramic decal printer
  • Plaster room and full clay mixing facility
  • Fully stocked glaze room
  • Extensive teaching collection comprised of decades of visiting artists’ work
  • Individual studio spaces for third and fourth-year students

Access to all ceramics studios except Room 123
Seven Days a Week | 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Access to Room 123 (Clay Mixing Room)
Monday through Friday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


AUArts’ Ceramics faculty are a diverse, engaged group of notable teachers and practitioners connected to the field at home and abroad. Each year, a new visiting artist complements the energy and expertise of ceramics faculty, teaching and working alongside students in the studio. The visiting artist contributes a fresh and diverse perspective, enhancing the learning experience and serving as a catalyst for critical dialogue within the university.

Permanent Faculty

Sessional Faculty


AUArts Ceramics alumni become studio practitioners, historians, curators, teachers, and arts administrators and more. Many enjoy international experiences through residencies and graduate studies around the world. Learn what some of our successful alumni are doing.

Jenn Demke-Lange

Cathy Terepocki

Robin Dupont

Jenna Turner

Sarah Pike

"At AUArts I've had the ability to learn from students and instructors and from the larger ceramics community at through visiting artists and conferences. The studio-based learning environment has created connections between my ceramic practices and other mediums, like printmaking, painting, and drawing." - Ella Valge-Saar, Ceramics major
"My favourite part about the AUArts Ceramics department is its incredible involvement in pushing students towards greater reaches. Energy and inspiration is present in everyone's work. Clay as a material is soft and malleable, and ceramics serves as a medium for preserving our spontaneity and ambitions with every tear jerked, sweat broken, and laugh shared." - Shaun Mallonga, 3rd year Ceramics major
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