Hello and Welcome. You have reached the Foundations Program at Alfred University, New York College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York!

Here you can find info about happenings, classes, and visitors, as well as practical info for students such as how to register, graduation expectations, and guides to technology and tools. There is also a link to the Foundations Flickr page, where you can get a peek at past Foundations Exhibitions and classwork!

A special welcome to our newly accepted students!  You will join over 100 other bright young artists as they begin their educational journeys at AU’s School of Art + Design! Before you arrive on campus, you’ll need to take care of a number of things. The Alfred Foundation Blog will walk you through your first steps. Take some time and read the Getting Started page which will give you information regarding registration, materials + tools you’ll need and other advice as you prepare for the fall semester. Keep checking back for the latest info! For questions, email Shelly Grant at grantsh@alfred.edu in the School of Art + Design Office.

Check back often, as it is always changing!


Michelle Illuminato, Angie To and Kataria Riesing

PS. If you need to contact us the address is:

Foundations, School of Art and Design
New York State College of Ceramics
Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, New York 14802