Ceramics

One of the primary reasons for Tyler’s preeminent reputation among institutions of higher education is the collective record of achievement produced by its graduates. Tyler’s philosophy emphasizes the investigation and articulation of concepts leading to a high level of personal inquiry, resulting in work that challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the media and their accepted definitions.

Tyler graduate programs are intended for students whose work has achieved strong definition and who seek continued growth and education in their discipline. Admission to the program is highly selective.

Tyler’s internationally recognized graduate faculty brings a reputation for excellence in academic research, studio practice, and teaching with a broad range of attitudes and philosophic positions. The educational atmosphere at Tyler is characterized by a system of mentorship that encourages diversity, respect for individual direction, and a rigorous exchange of ideas and creative challenges. Tyler graduate students work closely with the faculty and contribute significantly to the life and strength of the school.

Tyler’s Exhibitions and Public Programs department provides another important educational tool. It operates one main gallery for professional and MFA thesis exhibitions and the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery devoted to student work.

Tyler’s location in the northeast corridor is invaluable. Not only are the extensive art collections and institutions of Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. easily accessible, but the opportunities to complement Tyler’s faculty with an extensive program of visiting artists, critics, and scholars drawn from these cultural centers are unlimited.

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  • Center for the Arts Students Begin Scholarship Campaign

    There is a scholarship fund on the horizon for students who have a creative voice that needs to be heard.  The Dean’s Student Advisory Committee of the Center of the ...

  • Jennie Shanker feature in Ceramics Monthly

    Faculty member Jennie Shanker is featured in a great article about her work in this month's Ceramics Monthly!   For the full spread check grab a copy of Ceramics Month...

  • Chad Curtis exhibiting in A Clay Bestiary

    A Clay Bestiary opens at the Hunterdon Museum from 27 September 2014 to 4 January 2015.  The great ensemble show features two works by Tyler School of Art Assistant Pr...

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    Kat Lee

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      Kat Lee is currently working in Strafford Pennsylvania at the Woodlyne School as the Middle & Upper School Art Teacher. Having graduated from Tyler School of Art in May 2014 with a BFA and a teaching certificate, Kat has been busy furthering her art practice.   In 2014 Kat was awarded the prestigious Windgate Fellowship, which has afforded her the opportunity to participate in the Teaching Assistantship Program at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee learning from Hiroe Hanazono and Lana Wilson.  With plans to complete research trips to London and Amsterdam this winter in conjunction to the Windgate Fellowship Kat is hoping to exhibit new studio work in Spring / Summer 2015. Regarding the education received at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Kat Lee says, “Without Tyler I would have not received the support I did; I was encouraged to test and fail and retest all of my curiosities.  It was a great institution to work in all aspects of art.” More

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