Carrie, Rich and Becky recently visited the new WVU Ceramics Production Studio. Relocated from its former home in the Creative Arts Center to Baker’s Ridge Road, the new studio provides retail and studio space.
Chris Brown, Production Studio Manager, took us on a tour of the studio and described the process they utilize and their equipment. Chris describes how the new kiln works, which he designed with the input from experts, and the amount of product they can fire. Their product is handcrafted by students, faculty and staff and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
The ceramics program at WVU places a strong emphasis on traditional pottery making and the techniques and skills required to be sound, versatile artist/potters. “We are one of the few programs in America that are using semi-industrial products to help students prepare for realistic jobs,” Brown said.
Carrie and Rich purchased mugs, casseroles, fruit bowls and other pieces. We expect to make another trip as the product is flying out of the store before we can load it to the web.
Be sure to check out the ceramics section of the online store, too!