At IUS Ceramics, we provide many opportunities for current and prospective students, as well as those interested in coming to IUS Ceramics for post-baccalaureate studies or our Resident Artist Program. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art and Head of the Ceramics Program, harperba@ius.edu.

Undergraduate Studies:

The IU Southeast Fine Art Program offers a 120 credit hour BFA with concentrations in Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art and Interactive Media, Drawing, and Graphic Design. The Ceramics studio has a comprehensive set of equipment and stocks over 100 clay and glaze making materials. Our tuition is much lower than University of Louisville, Kentucky College of Art and Design, and Bellarmine University. If you have any questions about the program, or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact Brian Harper at harperba@ius.edu. For more information on how to apply to IU Southeast, go to https://www.ius.edu/admissions/
Students making clay

Students making clay in Beginning Ceramics


IUS Ceramics offers internships at Kentucky Mudworks and AA Clay Studio and Gallery for currently enrolled Ceramics majors. More information can be found at https://claybucket.com/internships/
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Sam Chumley, working on the soda kiln

Post-Baccalaureate Studies:

The Post-Baccalaureate Opportunity in Ceramics at IU Southeast provides students who have completed undergraduate studies at a school other than IUS the chance to build their portfolio so they can reach the next phase of their careers. More information can be found at https://claybucket.com/postbacc/
Betti Wright Post-Bacc student

Betti Wright, 2015/16 Post Baccalaureate student

Resident Artist Program:

The IU Southeast Ceramics Program provides a a yearlong Resident Artist position at the rank of Adjunct Faculty for an outstanding artist/educator. We look for someone who can be an active presence in the Ceramics studio and work alongside the other faculty and students in our program. More information can be found at https://claybucket.com/resident-artist-opportunity-at-iu-southeast-ceramics/
Chanda with students at wood kiln

2014-16 Resident Artist, Chanda Zea, with students at the wood kiln

Visiting Artist Program:

We have an active visiting artist program, usually hosting 2-3 artists per year. We see our visiting artist program as a way to connect our students to contemporary working artists from around the country. More information can be found at: https://claybucket.com/ius-ceramics-visiting-artists/
Lauren Herzak-Bauman speaking to students in Barr Gallery

Visiting Artists, Lauren Herzak-Bauman and Blake Williams, speaking to students in the Barr Gallery

Field Trips:

The IUS Ceramics Program enjoys the opportunity to take students on field trips to regional schools, exhibitions, and other art-related destinations. Recent field trips have included a Matt Wedel workshop at IU Bloomington, a Brenda Lichman lecture at University of Southern Indiana, and a tour of Amaco/Brent in Indianapolis.
Field trip to AMACO Brent

Students on a field trip to AMACO Brent in Indianapolis