Notre Dame ceramics department

While it may not be a complete representation of a department, a professor’s artwork can be an important part of how a potential student approaches a university’s program. So after nosing around Ball State’s website a week or two ago, I tried to find works online done by their faculty. I was quite surprised not to find any, at least not in five minutes searching. I suppose I could have looked a little longer, but I expected — as people of my generation do — relevant results for a simple and fairly specific search to appear near or on the first page of Google.

Since Sarah Hempel Irani mentioned to me that Notre Dame covers tuition for MFA students, if you can actually get in, I’ve done a little nosing around on their website. It was much easier to find works by Bill Kremer, ceramics prof at Notre Dame. I liked this installation of his work well enough that I thought I’d share it.


I think the one front and center in the photograph is my favorite, at least from what I can tell. This show was at the Charlie Cummings Gallery in Gainesville, Florida. (Glad I didn’t have to transport all of those large pots from Indiana down to the swamp!)


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

One Response to Notre Dame ceramics department

  1. Sarah Irani says:

    I love how those giant pots take up so much space! They really fill the room. Very cool.

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