Category Archives: SPRING 2015


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

Final announcements

One last quick reminder to clear out all lockers and portfolio/drawing files out of the Harder Hallway. The maintenance staff will be through shortly to cut locks and clear out all lockers.

Good luck with all your finals and papers! And congrats again on a great year. Looking forward to each of you *killing* it in your Sophomore studios. Don’t forget – we knew you when!

I will be posting some images from the final Me//We show shortly. Stay tuned!

–Kat n Sara

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CONGRATS! and Show Clean-up!

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Congrats again on a wonderful show! It was a huge success – people loved it!!!

Today it needs to come down so we can let the seniors take over for their senior shows. I highly recommend going in and photographing your work while it is installed.

Any work that you leave out will be thrown out. Please do not make Sara or I or any of the seniors do your job for you!

John Gill and Liisa need groups A and C to come and help video and dismantle the sculpture installation today. They are expecting you at 1pm. Again, do not make John do all the work himself!  Take some photographs and take out some finals week frustration on your paper mache!

TONIGHT- soft opening and PIZZA party!!



Remember we are meeting at Cohen around 3:30 for our “soft opening” Awards will begin at 4:30.  We will have pizza!

And at 7 please go to the orchestra concert at Miller!


For Tomorrow- FRIDAY

Show is looking great, y’all! We still need to hang some work, move things around and clean clean clean.  Our maintenance staff is going to be coming around and doing the floors soon – so all work and bags and art kits, etc need to be off the floor.

FOR TOMORROW we will meet in Cohen again to do some finishing touches and begin lighting the work.  Andrew is working on videos and we will need help setting all of that up.

Many of you were missing this morning and were late. Tomorrow is our last class together so please make it count – be there on time and make a great last impression.

We will also have our “soft opening” tomorrow in the Cohen studios at 3:30.  We will be celebrating the show together as a class and handing out some awards!

See you all tomorrow!