Introductory classes are taught in the School of Art, and upper level classes are located at the more specialized Ceramics and Metal Arts Building (CMA). This complex also houses the Sculpture and Metal Arts Programs and is located half a mile from the main university campus.
The studio is well equipped for all ceramic processes and has extensive multi-use space in addition to classrooms and individual graduate and advanced undergraduate studios. A full-time instructional technician supervises the studio and serves as technical support. There is a dedicated seminar slide room for student, faculty, and visiting artist presentations. A state of the art computer lab shared with the Sculpture Program offers a full array of digital tools and technology.
The Ceramics Gallery is one of the most important educational tools for the Ceramics Program. Located in the center of the Ceramics studio area, the 800 square-foot gallery has been successfully operating for more than twenty years. It is operated and run by representatives of the Ceramics faculty and graduate and undergraduate students. The gallery exhibition space is used by students to develop and show their work in a professional setting and also for photographing and documenting their art. The highlights of the gallery schedule are the BFA and MFA solo exhibitions that serve as the respective capstones for these degrees. The gallery hosts the annual undergraduate juried exhibition, student organized and curated exhibitions, and invited professional artists’ solo exhibitions and performances. The exhibition space is also used for end of the quarter final critiques for both senior undergrads and graduate students. A schedule of exhibitions and lectures is published every quarter to inform the University of Washington and the outside community of upcoming events.