The Unofficial Student Site

Art Week

Oct. 24-28, 2011

The LAST Firing of the Anagama Kiln:

There is an anagama wood kiln made by a Japanese man who was flown in from the land of the rising sun for this task several decades ago.  For three or four days this kiln is manually fed wood, and the fire becomes a true beast.  With temperatures well into the 2000 degree range, the kiln is well known not just for the distinctive natural glaze designs that it produces but also as a great fuel source for cooking brat, steaks, and other food items that can be put on a metal skewer.

Ceramics students take shifts 24/7, including a 2-6am shift.  Music is always playing, food and drink is flowing, and all are welcome.  It is fed wood until Friday morning, and then requires all weekend to cool off before the pieces are removed on Monday.

A new art studio building is being built on the other side of campus, and they will be building an anagama over there.  So, this old one will be dismantled shortly.  Check it out while you can!

Halloween Celebrations: Friday Oct 28th

Carve on the Quad : Friday, October 28th. 1-5pm, Academic Quad.  Followed by Safe Treat, at 6:30-8:30pm in the Academic Quad.  This is great fun as the art students carve some pretty amazing pumpkins- some which better resemble high-end graphic design work or anime then they typical eyes-nose-mouth style of pumpkin carving.  This is a family-friendly event, and kids love it!  Dozens of beautiful jack-o-laterns lit on the Quad is a beautiful thing.

A Feast For Your Eyes:

Sculpture students and faculty will be doing the night iron pour around 7pm on the same Friday Oct 28th, near the Art Annex. The community is invited to come and participate in this great Halloween event!