School of Art
About UsThe School of Art Gallery and Museum houses the extensive teaching and research collections of fine and decorative art belonging to Aberystwyth University. It is housed in the Edward Davies Building, a magnificent Edwardian building in its own grounds on the Buarth hill, overlooking Cardigan Bay just a few minutes walk away from Aberystwyth town centre and railway station, and in the Ceramics Gallery at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the University campus.(See map here)
The Ceramics Collection is housed in a purpose-built gallery in Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the University campus. It comprises contemporary British, European, American, and Japanese studio pottery, 18th and 19th-century Welsh and English slip ware, Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain, Art Pottery and Oriental ceramics. The important collection of early 20th-century British pioneer studio pottery (Martin Brothers, Leach, Hamada, Cardew et al) is on permanent display. All collections are available for study by appointment.
The School of Art offers graduate and postgraduate courses in Fine Art, Art History and Museum and Gallery Studies courses with the art collections at their core.