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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.

A special welcome to our newly accepted students.  You will join other bright young artists as they begin their educational journeys at Alfred University’s School of Art + Design and together you will become the 2017-2018 cohort!

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 other headers at the top of this page. Getting Started will give you information regarding registration, materials + tools you’ll need and other advice as you prepare for the fall semester. And click on Posts above for our newest information as well as a sneak peak at what happened last year.

In the Fall Angie To and Kat Riesing will be your faculty advisors but in the meantime, for questions related to the on-line registration system and BannerWeb contact the Registrar’s office at 607-871-2123 or e-mail For questions related to School of Art contact Betsy Kent at or 607-871-2441.

Check back often as we add information.

Angie To and Katarina 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

Getting Started

Hello Incoming Freshmen. Let’s get started!

Please take some time to look over the “Getting Started” information on this site. You can find it by clicking the titles below.

Materials Archive

Materials + Tools



Technology Guide

The Attendance Policy

and then watch for the Orientation and all other new Information in the month of August!

Have a great summer and we look forward to meeting you this Fall.

— Foundations Core Faculty: Angie To, Katarina Riesing, Sara Ferguson

Round 2 — More Awesomeness

Hello Class!

A belated Happy New Year and hearty Welcome Back to Alfred.  The spring semester will bring many new challenges and you will accomplish ever more as you all continue to open your minds to expanded possibilities for art making.  I am sure that you are ready to get started and that the winter break has been a fun and much needed time to re-center, connect with family and friends and a moment to review what the first semester of college was all about.

As some of you may already know I am on sabbatical this semester which means that I am taking a semester long break from teaching to concentrate on my own art making.  Katarina will be Chair of Foundations this semester; she and Sarah will continue to be your academic advisors and will organizing all that has to do with Foundations.  While I won’t be in the classroom on a daily basis I will be looking forward to seeing your progress at the Foundations end of semester exhibition in May.



End of Semester and Review Schedule

We will not be meeting as a class tomorrow in order to give everyone time to finish assignments and prepare for final review.  Next week on monday we will be getting together during our regular class time to clean all studios. Please arrange to remove personal items and art work from studios by sunday afternoon.

The final review schedule is attached below.  The reviews are scheduled from 8 am – 11 am next week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.  Please find your name, the day of your review, time and location.  All reviews will happen in the Cohen Studio.  The studio will be divided into review sites 1-8.  When you check the review schedule please note the numbered location of your review.  For example: Tyler Atkinson is scheduled for 8 am on Tuesday December, 5th in Space #1.  This means that Tyler must show up at 7:45, find space #1 and set up his work for an 8 am critique.  Please make sure to show up 15 mins. prior to your review to set up work — bring push pins with you.  Tomorrow I will post a list of work that your faculty would like you to bring to review.