Meet the Faculty
The Ceramics program is headed by Matt Long, Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Art and Art History. Andrew McIntyre is the Instructor and Ceramic Technician, along with graduate students who assist in teaching and maintaining of the ceramics lab. Students learn to use clay creatively to make both utilitarian and non-functional/sculptural ceramics using wheel-thrown and hand-building methods. Students are encouraged to explore individual ideas through material, process, and idea. We focus on assisting students to develop a personal vocabulary through process, aesthetics, concept, and technical experimentation. Students will also become skilled at making clay and glazes and firing electric, gas reduction, salt, soda, and woods kiln.
Ceramic courses are offered at all levels and are complemented with demonstrations, lectures, and critiques from professors, instructors, and visiting artists.
Ceramics is offered as an emphasis area of study for both undergraduate students and graduate students, accommodating the BA, BFA and MFA degrees.
The Mud Daubers are a group of graduate and advanced student ceramicists led by Professor Matt Long and Andrew McIntyre. They participate in various events including the Double Decker Arts Festival, Empty Bowls project and Ole Miss Alumni projects throughout the year as well as host a fall and spring sale on campus. The Mud Daubers bring many national and international visiting artists to our department. For more information, call (662)915-5860.
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