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Department of Art & Design plays with fire

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Students and faculty in the Department of Art and Design sometimes find themselves under fire, in the pursuit of their artistic discipline, of course. Jewelry making, metalsmithing and ceramics each require intense amounts of heat – enough to melt metal or hard-fire clay. Here are a few photos of the furnace and the kiln in action. These are part of the facilities at the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus.


pouring the moulds

Pouring the moulds

Stoking the kiln

A batch of ceramics under fire

A batch of ceramics under fire

If you are in the area, Ceramics Artist-in-Residence, Chase Gamblin and graduate student Jim Champion will be firing the kiln again this week.

The Master of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Arts is a strongly studio-oriented professional preparation in the media areas of ceramics, drawing, metal smithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media art. Within and outside the visual arts areas there are many opportunities (and encouragement) for balanced study in art history/theory and supporting disciplines. Learn more about the graduate program and the Department of Art and Design.


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April 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

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