You are here
Functional Object encourages you to seek out innovative and responsible solutions for the creation of a variety of objects ranging from wearables, pottery, jewelry to furnishings and to investigate the contexts with which they reside. Direct application of practical knowledge through small-batch studio production, prototyping strategies, and one-off commission based work that address specific cultural, economic, and demographic concerns. Gaining insight through both hands-on and digital processes provides a fluid approach to material, purpose, and production. You are encouraged to investigate and reinterpret the dynamic that exists between pragmatic objects, users, and corresponding markets.
View our faculty bios here. MORE >
Jeni Hansen Gard
Portland Garment Factory
See the full list of visiting artists here!
Learn more about our programs of study:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
Master of Fine Arts in Craft & Material Studies
Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)
The Certificate in Craft