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The active and engaging ceramics program at Keene State College is housed in the Whitcomb Building with a fully equipped workshop including 10 Shimpo potters wheels, gas and electric kilns, well vented and stocked chemical mixing and glazing areas, clay mixing area, spray booth, and slab roller. The ceramics program hosts a visiting artist series that exposes its students to a variety of contemporary approaches to ceramic making and material. The ceramics program also offers individualized BFA workspaces and runs a small ceramics gallery for visiting artist’s exhibitions and student work.

Keene State College offers a wide range of technical processes including, functional wheel throwing and hand building, mold making, slip casting, sculpting, and 3D modeling. The program offers high-fire, low-fire, reduction, and oxidation firings. Students from the Keene State College ceramics program have gone on to varies graduate schools, workshops, and jobs in the ceramic field.

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December 19, 2017 –

During her senior year at Keene State, Elizabeth Gallacher ’17 set out to undertake a series of paintings of the nude female figure. She turned to the model whose poses she captured in her artwork to set the tone.

“Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and cultures,” Gallacher wrote…

July 20, 2017 –

Among the many extraordinary first-year students coming to Keene State this fall will be two young women from Nepal. Puja Thapa and Benajil Rai have received scholarships, thanks to the partnership between Keene State and the Nepal-based Little Sisters Fund . The Little Sisters Fund has been working since 1998…

June 19, 2017 –

Hailing from Bow, New Hampshire, newly minted graphic design BFA (with a minor in studio art) Chandler Ives ’17 was recently hired by Calypso Communications, an integrated creative and public relations agency with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. and Portland, Maine. Ives will bring his web design and animation talents to…

January 20, 2017 –

Each year, Associate Professor of Art Randall Hoyt designs a card and animation for Svigals + Partners Architects  that expresses the essence of the New Haven, Connecticut, firm’s philosophy. Over Christmas break, Prof. Hoyt set up a temporary studio in the Media Arts Center and created Together!, an engaging stop-motion…

January 17, 2017 –

When Keene State senior Samantha Moore returned home to Fair Lawn, New Jersey, for the semester break, she didn’t come empty-handed. In addition to a load of laundry, books, and her pink laptop, the graphic design major had a stack of The Equinox, the College’s student newspaper.

While her parents…