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Christopher Bates

Ceramics Professor


Meet Professor Bates

Christopher Bates is a professor in the Art Department of Santa Barbara City College. He has a Master of Fine Arts, Ceramic Art, from New York State College of Ceramics, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and a BA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, CA. He has been an Associate Professor since 1997 and is responsible for the rebuilding of the ceramics facility. He is Chairman of the Atkinson Gallery Sub-Committee. He teaches beginning to advanced ceramics.

He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Including California, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota and Ohio. His teaching experience includes the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Tulane University, New Orleans, Columbus College of Art Design, Ohio State University, Columbus and California State University, Long Beach.


Courses Taught

Art 150: Fundamentals of Ceramics

Art 151: Intermediate Ceramics

Art 152: Advanced Ceramics

Art 154: Ceramic Sculpture

Art 155: Glaze Formation


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