NCECA Reunion

KCAI hosted an Alumni Reception at the 48th Annual NCECA Conference held this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Thanks to Ugli’s Pub for providing a great venue.  Below are some pictures of our illustrious alumni!… Continue reading


Congratulations to the three KCAI ceramics department students who were selected to exhibit in the National Student Juried Exhibition at the 48th Annual NCECA conference! The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design hosted the… Continue reading

McKeown Grant Recipients 2014

The McKeown Special Project Awards were created to fund special artistic and research projects in the KCAI ceramics department. Students may apply for research-based travel or materials and supplies to support the creation… Continue reading

Senior Elsewhere Projects, Fall 2013

All first semester seniors are required to exhibit/site/place a piece of work outside the ceramics department during the fall semester. The aim is to create a piece, installation, or project designed to work… Continue reading

2014 January/ February Visiting Artists: Del Harrow, Chris Gustin, Arnie Zimmerman, and Bobby Scroggins

Del Harrow lectured at KCAI as part of the Current Perspective series on Thursday, February 20th. Harrow is an assistant professor of art at Colorado State University and taught previously at Penn State… Continue reading

OBJECTIVITY: KCAI Ceramics Department Fall Exhibition 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our fall exhibition, Objectivity. Stay tuned for updates throughout the semester and remember our spring show is only a few short months… Continue reading

Summer Workshop Scholarships for KCAI ceramics students

This summer Sebra Debrecht was awarded  Copaken and Brooks Scholarships to travel to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She studied with Joseph Pintz for a two week workshop to learn his… Continue reading

New Elective: Figure Modeling

Figure Modeling, taught by Scott Seebart, investigates the human form through sculpture, drawing, and the study of artistic anatomy through the use of a live model. The objective of the course is to… Continue reading

Where Are They Now?

Every year graduates from the KCAI ceramics department venture out to share their talents with the rest of the world.  Here are a few updates from our alumni! Brett Ginsburg spent this last… Continue reading

New Ceramics Elective: Studio To Market

In this new elective class taught by Andrea Martin, students engage in a linear design process, beginning with concept and concluding with a sale-ready ceramic object.   Each student  considers all aspects of… Continue reading

2013 BFA Exhibition

Last spring the graduating class of 2013 blew us all away with their outstanding work for the BFA Exhibition at the H&R Block Artspace.  Here are a few highlights from the show. Maret… Continue reading

HOT BOX: KCAI Ceramics Department Spring Exhibition 2013

Spring semester was as stressful as ever, but thanks to everyone’s hard work the exhibition came together just in time.  For those who missed it, or just want to relive it, here are… Continue reading

The Countdown Begins

We’re halfway through the semester which means the end of the semester is already on the horizon! Take a look at where we are now and be sure to come to the fall… Continue reading

Congratulations, Maura!

Maura Wright, 2013 graduate and our previous blogger for the ceramics department, has been published for her outstanding work in the Undergraduate Showcase feature of Ceramics Monthly’s September issue. Take a look!


Once again eager students followed Professor George Timock overseas to Kecskemet, Hungary.  Hosted by the International Ceramic Studio, they had an opportunity to work with the beautiful white and translucent Hungarian porcelain in… Continue reading

So Long Summer

The summer heat lingers but fall semester is well under way here in the KCAI ceramics department. My name is Kara Dunbar and I will be taking over the blog for Maura Wright. … Continue reading

March Visitor Andrew Martin

In March Andrew Martin visited us from the Netherlands. On his way to NCECA he stopped by KCAI for an artist lecture and demonstration with the ceramic students.

April Visitors Shawn Spangler, Garth Clark & Mark Del Vecchio

The Ceramics Department was very excited to host a few very special guests this past month! Shawn Spangler gave an artist lecture and demonstration to the KCAI community. Garth Clark and Mark Del… Continue reading

Sasha Alexandra receives a Windgate Fellowship Award!

Sasha Alexandra, a senior in the Kansas City Art Institute ceramics department, has received a 2013 Windgate Fellowship Award from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. Her proposal for the award of $15,000… Continue reading

KCAI Participation at NCECA 2013

Awards: George Timock has received the 2013 NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award which will be presented to him at the conference. Maura Wright, current senior, has been awarded the Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowship… Continue reading

Exciting Faculty News!

Two of our ceramics department faculty have recently been awarded recognition for their important contributions to education and the field of ceramics! George Timock has received the 2013 NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award… Continue reading


We are pleased to announce that to accompany the new Bailey kiln, our TWO new BLAAUW kilns are installed and in the process of being fired!! Stay tuned to see the amazing work… Continue reading

2012 Fall Exhibition: FLUX

  For those that weren’t able to make it to the end of semester exhibition, here are some images to show off the student’s hard work this past fall.

Out with the old, in with the new!

This past December the three gas kilns that faithfully served the Ceramics Department were taken down. The New Year brought one of the three replacements, the Bailey kiln!! It’s installation was quite exciting… Continue reading

The 2012 Fall Exhibition is almost here!

The 2012 Fall Exhibition is right around the corner with students working hard to finalize their work (and the professors are all close to having heart attacks). Included are images of students working… Continue reading

Omaha Field Trip!

The ceramics department students and faculty were fortunate enough to visit Omaha, Nebraska last month on an all day field trip. The students met at 6am outside the ceramics building and piled into… Continue reading

Alumni News

Not only have our current students been busy, but many of the ceramics alumni have recent news regarding jobs and further educational studies. Roberto Lugo, 2012, is now a graduate student at Penn… Continue reading

Ceramics Monthly Undergraduate Showcase

Congratulations to Roberto Lugo, Emily Connell, Shae Bishop ( 2012 graduates), and to Maret Miller (current senior) for being featured artists in the September 2012  issue of Ceramics Monthly!!! For those who missed it,… Continue reading

Student Scholarships

Many students received scholarships to participate in wonderful programs this past summer. Sasha Alexandra received a Schulman work-study scholarship to attend Penland School of Crafts where she participated in the Deborah Horrell and… Continue reading


For the eighth summer in a row, Professor George Timock returned to Hungary to work at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary and to lead a KCAI study abroad program. Thirteen students… Continue reading