ceramics class

It is the mission of ceramics at Iowa to be inclusive to all people, ways of making, material and firing choices, and disciplinary strategies. Our facilities enable any conceivable manifestation of ideas rooted in clay, and we actively seek a diverse community of makers excited to engage with each other in this interpretive environment. Our identity is one of diversity, contemporary critical discourse, and rigorous conceptual investigation.

Ceramics BFA Track

  • ARTS:1510, Basic Drawing
  • ARTS:1520, Design Fundamentals

  • CERM:2010, Handbuilding
  • CERM:2020, Throwing
  • CERM:3010, Slipcasting

  • CERM:4010, Advanced Studio or Kiln Building
  • CERM:4020, Materials and Effects
  • CERM:4030, Undergraduate Ceramics Workshop
  • CERM:4050, Concepts: Materials and Installation

  • CERM:6075, Ceramics Workshop

Ceramics faculty

Andrew Casto is the Associate Professor Area Head, Ceramics Dean's Scholar Studio Art, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Art and Art History.

Andrew Casto

Associate Professor
Area Head, Ceramics
Dean's Scholar
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Studio Art

Ceramics studio specialist

Benj Upchurch

Benj Upchurch

Instructional Services Specialist