Our department chair, Cary Esser, contributed an article to the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Studio Potter, a prominent publication within the ceramics community. Her piece appears alongside writings by prolific artists such as Ayumi… Continue reading
The Kansas City Art Institute was well represented in the National Student Juried Exhibition 2016 merit awards. Ariel Bowman, who graduated in 2011 and is currently attending graduate school at the University of Florida,… Continue reading
As part of NCECA coming to town, the KCAI ceramics department opened its (newly renovated) doors and allowed visitors to come tour the studios, the new plaster and glaze lab, the kiln room,… Continue reading
This week is midterm critiques! Here are some images from critique set-ups of student works.
Juniors and seniors got some practice talking about their work in group critiques with special guest critiquers Jose Faus, Raechell Smith, Mo Dickens, and Amy Kligman. The group critique format allows for students… Continue reading
The 2016 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition will be held at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center this year. Two KCAI ceramics students, Donut Goshorn and Andrew Castaneda, will be in the exhibition alongside 56… Continue reading
The ceramics department updated the interior facilities and is now updating the exterior as well! Renovations on our new front entryway are almost complete!
Visiting artist Paolo Porelli and curator Lori-Ann Touchette spoke to the ceramics, sculpture, and foundations students last Friday at the H&R Block Arts Space. In Paolo’s lecture, titled Icons of a Contemporary World, he talked… Continue reading
The spring semester opened with one of the many shows coming to Kansas City for the NCECA Conference: “Every Semester: Collecting KCAI Ceramics 1995-2015″ at the Belger Arts Center. Organized and with selections by Cary… Continue reading
Stay tuned for images of the works from the fall end-of-semester exhibition, “In Transition.” In the mean time, here is a behind-the-scenes look at setting up the show: