Stories about studios + projects

Ceramics for the Self

After leaving her home country of Myanmar, Soe Yu Nwe MFA 15 CR finds that she’s now fully focused on anchoring herself through her work.

Dualities

As a double major, Yves-Olivier Mandereau 15 CR/GD is passionate about exploring language, culture and communication in his work.

Perfect Plating

Birch, an award-winning restaurant in Providence, commissioned Ceramics students to create tableware to complement its menu and décor.

Diving Deep

Ceramics Department Head Katy Schimert searches the ocean’s depths and captures the public’s imagination with a solo show and residency at UMass/Amherst.

Shechet’s Shenanigans at the RISD Museum

Celebrated ceramist and RISD alumna Arlene Shechet MFA 78 CR plays with the classic tradition of high-end Meissen porcelain.

Hiebert Finds Her Footing

Things clicked into place when Jenna Hiebert 14 CR began working with clay and figured out that Ceramics was a natural fit for her interests and temperament.

Creating an Arts Collective in Colombia

Artist Andrés Monzón-Aguirre 09 PT/CR is working to realize his dream for an international art center on his family’s former coffee plantation.

Working with Rwandans

Fourteen artists who met at RISD have teamed up with a print shop, a design firm and a women's association in Rwanda to raise funds through their artwork for a very tangible goal: to build community housing in a rural Rwandan village.

Mixing Major Curiosities

Student ceramicists are working with visiting artists to create marvelous – and sometimes unorthodox – projects.

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