IUS Ceramics Post Baccalaureate Opportunity

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.

Students from IUS Ceramics have been accepted into graduate programs such as: IU Bloomington, UMASS Dartmouth, University of Colorado Boulder, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Nebraska Lincoln, West Virginia University, University of Florida, Georgia State University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Virginia Commonwealth University and others.

The deadline for applications is April 15th, 2023.

Post Bacc, Lalana Fedorshak, firing the wood kiln
Lalana Fedorschak, firing the wood kiln

Post-bacc students will:

-take 1 credit of FINA-S 561: Graduate Ceramics during both semesters.

-have their own studio space in the Ceramics Studio.

-have materials and firing supplied (within reason).

-have 24/7 access to the studio, kilns, etc.

-mount an exhibition of their work in the SpaceLab.

-participate in advanced level Program-wide critiques.

-participate in the community of the Ceramics studio.

Firing the soda kiln at IUS Ceramics
Firing the soda kiln at IUS Ceramics

Applications must include:

– Cover Letter, explaining why you want to be a post-baccalaureate student at IUS Ceramics
– Resume
– Artist Statement
– 10-20 images of your work, with corresponding image description list. Images should be saved as JPEG files, at least 800 pixels in the narrow dimension at 72 dpi (ex. 1200 x 800, 1250 x 800, etc)
– Contact information for two professional references
– Please use the subject line “Post Bacc application – [your name]” on the email

Email application materials and/or questions to:
Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art, Ceramics Area Head – harperba@iu.edu

David Katz Visiting Artist workshop
Building the wood kiln
Theo Uliano Visiting Artist workshop

IUS Ceramics Faculty:

Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art
Brian Harper, Associate Professor of Fine Art
Lalana Fedorschak thumbnail image
Lalana Fedorschak, Resident Artist and Ceramics Technician

Former Resident Artists at IUS Ceramics:

Ian Shelly
Natalie Shelly
Matt Ziemke
Mallory Wetherell
Chanda Zea
Bill Wilkey, Resident Artist
Bill Wilkey
Lindsey Dezman Resident Artist thumbnail image
Lindsey Dezman
Sydney Ewerth thumbnail
Sydney Ewerth

Visiting Artists:

We have an active visiting artist program, usually hosting 2-3 artists per year.  Recent Visiting Artists include: Joe Pintz, Didem Mert, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Sunshine Cobb, Martha Grover, Ngozi-Omeje Ezema, Lindsay Oesteritter, and Donté Hayes.

Check out the full list of Visiting Artists.

Studio Facilities:

– 3280 square feet of studio, clay and glaze mixing, and indoor firing space
– A ventilated main studio with 10 electric wheels with workspace for hand building, extruding, slab rolling, etc.
– Brent slab roller
– Brent extruder
– Amaco ball mill
– Ventilated clay mixing room with 3 clay mixers (Soldner Professional, Bluebird, Walker pug mill)
– Indoor ventilated kiln room with 2 gas reduction kilns (Bailey Car Kiln and a smaller gas kiln), 4 computer controlled electric kilns (Skutt and L&L)
– 45′ x 18′ covered outdoor kiln area with wood kiln, saggar kiln, raku kiln, and a cross-draft gas soda kiln
– Ventilated glaze room with spray booth and stainless steel countertops
– Material inventory of over 100 clay and glaze materials
– Mixed media and plaster work area with outdoor access, plaster mold dryer, and compressed air
– 21 ton log splitter
– Covered storage space for over 5 cords of wood for the wood kiln
– Sandblaster
– Panel saw
– CNC router
– Lincoln arc welder
– Drill Press
– An assortment of hand and power tools
– 7 Private studios for BFA students and Post-Baccalaureate students
– Additional storage space for student clay and shelving for artwork
– The SpaceLab, an exhibition and installation space located in the Ceramics area. More about the SpaceLab at http://spacelabproject.com/

Learn more about IUS Ceramics via our social media outlets:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IUSceramics
Instagram account: http://instagram.com/iusceramics

Unloading the wood kiln


IU Southeast is one of eight regional campuses in the Indiana University system and is located in New Albany, Indiana, just 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky.  Louisville has a vibrant arts and cultural scene and many of the students work and/or live in the Louisville Metro area.  It’s a really cool place – lots of great eateries, galleries, music venues, performing art theaters, and many other attractions.  In 2013, Louisville was listed by Lonely Planet as the #1 travel destination .. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/travel-tips-and-articles/77583

New Albany is a smaller, historic town right on the banks of the Ohio River.  Located just minutes from Louisville, New Albany offers a smaller town “feel”, with the advantages of a large metropolitan center just across the river.

There are ample housing opportunities in Louisville, New Albany, and surrounding areas. Louisville has areas with large student populations, so many of our students live there. Rates for student level housing in Louisville are usually between $500-$850 a month. Housing on campus is also available for Post Bacc students. Rates for campus housing can be found HERE.

IUS Campus view
IUS Campus - pond

Find out more about IU Southeast on the IUS website: http://www.ius.edu/