Ceramics

Clay+/Invitational Opens at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is proud to present Clay+/Invitational, October 27 through December 21, 2022. There will be an opening reception Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Clay+/Invitational is an exhibit of works by ten ceramicists who use materials and methods that de-emphasize traditional clay-centric practices and open the field to

UA Ceramics Crafts 200 Bowls for Local Fundraiser

UA Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald and his ceramics students again contributed 200 handmade ceramic bowls to the 14th Annual Empty Bowls, a national fundraiser that raises hunger awareness in local communities. Tuscaloosa’s event took place March 25, 2022, at Grace Presbyterian Church and benefited the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry of the church. For a

Innovative UA Ceramicist Featured in Podcast, Exhibition

A new podcast, Trade Secret, featuring Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald and two more artists discussing innovations in ceramics, premiers at the end of August. In an episode titled “The Medium,” hosted by artist Adam Chau, MacDonald and artist and educator Jennifer Ling Datchuk discuss the practice of using interdisciplinary strategies for making art with a

Ceramics Professor Pushes New Materials into Traditional Clay

A new international exhibition, Clay+, proposed and juried by Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald, opens on August 6 at the Clay Center of New Orleans. The show will run from August 6 through September 18, 2021. Clay+ features fourteen ceramicists selected by MacDonald who use clay in conjunction with other materials in their respective practices. Although

Oh the Places You’ll Go! Where UA Art & Art History Grads Are Headed This Fall

UA art and art history students have been accepted to prestigious programs around the world: Sommer Hallquist (BA 2018): PhD program in the history of art, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Serena D’Alessandro (BA 2019): MA program in the history and criticism of art, Florida State University Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art

UA Awards Studio and Art History Degrees in 2020-21

The academic year 2020-2021 has been challenging, to say the least, and we’re proud of our graduates for pushing through to earn their degrees. We wish them all the best as they move into the next part of their life journey. Degrees are cumulative over summer and fall 2020, and spring 2021. Bachelor of Arts,

Students, Alumna and Faculty Juried in Montgomery Art Guild Show

UPDATE! Congratulations to Ryan Akers, whose painting, Penteco$t, was selected for the Director’s Award in the Guild exhibition. Kole Nichols won the Stonehenge Gallery Award for his A Road with No End in Sight. Alumnae Meredith Knight won the Alabama Steel Supply 3-D Artist Award for A Brief History of Inequality in America; Phoebe Burns’

UA Ceramics Professor to Exhibit at Auburn

Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald has a solo exhibition opening at the Biggin Gallery at Auburn University on April 26, 2021. The exhibition features a new series of six mixed-media wall pieces and a series of six mixed-media sculptures; a wall mural with integrated sculptural ceramic components; additional works from 2017-present; and a wall work comprised

UA Art & Art History Outstanding Students Named for 2021

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce the recipients of our Outstanding Student Awards for 2020-2021. This is the department’s most prestigious award of the year, only given to a single graduate and undergraduate student in art history and in studio art. Outstanding Students in Art & Art History Nadia