Ceramics at the University of New Mexico supports the development of diverse personal visions, ranging from utilitarian pottery, objects, sculpture, and installations, to site-specific works, community- engaged projects, and cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary practice. Special, field-based courses provide first-hand experience of time –honored, Pueblo Pottery traditions.

The Undergraduate Ceramics Facility in the Art Building provides raw clay and glaze materials, Soldner clay mixers, slip mixers, electric wheel and kick wheels, a 30-cubic-foot Geil downdraft kiln, a 60-cubic-foot Alpine kiln, a raku kiln and a pit fire area.


The 3-D graduate program serves graduate students with backgrounds in Ceramics, Land Arts, Sculpture, and Small Scale Metal Construction. 3-D graduate students work in the Mattox Sculpture Center, an interdisciplinary arts facility with over 30,000-square-feet designed for graduate students in all of UNM’s visual arts areas: 3-D/Sculpture, Art and Ecology. Experimental Art + Technology, Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, and Photography.

The Mattox building provides spacious individual studios, communal areas for large-scale works, and unlimited access to a fully equipped ceramics facility, wood shop, and metal fabrication facilities. Mattox ceramics equipment includes a car kiln, large gas and electric kilns, slab rollers, spray room, and a Soldner clay mixer, with easy access to slip mixers, soda and raku kilns, and a pit firing area in the separate undergraduate ceramics facility a few blocks away in the Art Building. A 32-foot-long community-accessed anagama kiln is located in the nearby Ortiz Mountains.


Clarence Cruz

Clarence Cruz

Assistant Professor

Clarence Cruz is Tewa from Ohkay Owingeh, formerly known as San Juan Pueblo, and a graduate of the University of New Mexico, with a BFA and MFA in Art Studio, and a minor in Museum Studies through an...

Gina Voelker Bobrowski

Gina Voelker Bobrowski

Associate Professor

Gina Voelker Bobrowski is a native of New Orleans, and a full –time, studio artist and Community arts practitioner who resides in Corrales, New Mexico. She received formal training at the Penland School of Crafts...