Events

    2021 Aug 02

    Register for Ceramics Program Courses

    Mon Aug 2 (All day) to Sun Aug 29 (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Register now for Ceramics Program fall 2021 courses, open to adults 18+. From introduction to wheel throwing and hand building to figurative and abstract sculpture to glaze chemistry and experimental photography on clay, we offer courses for adults of all levels to explore and develop new skills in clay.

    Most fall 2021 courses will be held in the Ceramics Program studio in Allston, with several online options available.

    Cost: Varies. If you have questions about registration procedures and pricing, please email Ji Eun Kim at...

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    2021 Jul 17

    Hands-on Glaze Technique Workshop with Ruth Easterbrook

    Repeats every day until Sun Jul 18 2021 .
    10:00am to 4:00pm

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard—Online

    Join former Ceramics Program Artist-in-Residence and instructor Ruth Easterbrook in a virtual demonstration of her unique method of glazing to create her inviting utilitarian ware. Over this two day event, the artist will share some of her inspiration for her surface design using and interpreting botanicals elements as seen in the natural world and art history. During her demonstration, Ruth will share new ways of thinking of glaze as a pallet of not only colors but also using the other qualities of glaze as well. Participants will observe how she plans and executes her complex surfaces...

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    2021 Jun 26

    Basics of Glazing Workshop with Paul Wisotzky

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jun 28 2021 . Also includes Sat Jul 10 2021.
    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ceramics Program—Online

    This three-hour workshop (with 3 different dates to choose from) will provide an overview of basic glazing and decorating techniques. Consider it part introduction, part refresher, part crash course in glazing, decorating and surface. The session covers how to prepare your work for glazing and explores different ways to apply glaze. Considerations related to atmosphere, use and functionality will be discussed. Basic decorating methods using slips, underglazes and wax resist will be demonstrated. This includes the use of different tools and techniques including brush work, slip trailing,...

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    2021 Mar 22

    Ceramics Program: Virtual Classes with Glazing and Firing services

    Mon Mar 22 (All day) to Fri Apr 30 (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Ceramics Program—Online

    The Ceramics Program offers a wide variety of visual arts classes for adults of all levels. The next six-week session includes online classes such as: Handbuilding Basics; Experimental Photography on Clay; Plant-Based Printing; Sculpting from Observation; Wheel Intensive; Animal Sculpture; and much, much more!

    Classes meet weekly live on Zoom, and class meetings are recorded for participants to view later via Google Classroom. Clay pickup, glazing, and firing options are available for participants able to travel to the Ceramics Program studio in Allston.

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    2021 Mar 20

    Clay Etc. - A New Material Perspective

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ceramics Program—Online

    Clay Etc., an upcoming digital publication by Summer Chen and Ty Billman, aims to provide a space for our global community of designers, makers and craftspeople to share the unique passions for, and experiences with, clay as a medium. As part of the publication’s launch, co-author Summer Chen will be in conversation with fellow designers Kevin Rouff of ThusThat and Lonny van Ryswyck of Atelier NL to present and discuss the points of intersection they have experienced with the ceramic medium and design. Access to the publication will be made available to all registrants.

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    2021 Mar 06

    The Artist’s Studio: Lecture and Demonstration Series

    Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 08 2021 except Sat Mar 13 2021, Sat Mar 20 2021.
    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    12:00pm to 2:00pm
    12:00pm to 2:00pm
    12:00pm to 2:00pm
    12:00pm to 2:00pm
    12:00pm to 2:00pm
    12:00pm to 2:00pm
    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ceramics Program—Online

    What leads an artist to work in clay? How does an artist develop their artistic voice and practice in clay? In this series, we’ll learn through conversation with eight multicultural contemporary artists and educators who use clay in ways that are functional, sculptural or performative.

    May 8: Donté K. Hayes
    The sculptural ceramic work of Donté K. Hayes pulls from his interest in hip-hop culture, history, and science fiction to explore themes in Afrofuturism, a projected vision of an imagined future which critiques the historical and cultural events of...

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    2020 Sep 14

    By Hand at Home

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 19 2020 .
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    6:30pm to 8:30pm
    6:30pm to 8:30pm
    6:30pm to 8:30pm
    6:30pm to 8:30pm
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join 2019-20 Artist in Ruth Easterbrook in exploring hand building with clay from home. Each session includes on-line demonstrations and will address issues of construction, function and cover a variety of surface decoration techniques. 
    *Session 1 class on October 12th will take place on Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day.

    With your registration, you will receive access to a Harvard Google Classroom which will feature recordings of each class. In the case you miss a class or would like to review, these recordings will be available for 30 days after the end of the...

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    2020 Jul 10

    Visit an Artist: Joanna Mark

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    This week we will be in our very own backyard with a visit to the home studio of Boston-area, ceramic artist Joanna Mark. Joanna is both a studio participant at the Harvard Ceramics Program as well an instructor of handbuilding...

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    2020 Jul 07

    Visit an Artist: Kathy King

    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    During this event, the Director of the Ceramics Program will step from behind the Zoom and be featured instead from her home studio in East Walopole, Massachusetts.  King will demonstrate preparing for and executing the technique of sgraffito on functional pots and sculptural wall hangings. King will discuss the vocabulary of images she chooses in her work, often pertaining to feminist and LGBTQi issues.

    Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $25.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.

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    2020 Jun 30

    Visit an Artist: Courtney Martin

    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event
    Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    Studio potter Courtney Martin opens her studio to us from the mountains of North Carolina near the Penland School of Crafts. Courtney will share her studio life, her process and how she juggles being  mother of of two with her husband,...

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    2020 Jun 27

    Visit an Artist Series: Hayne Bayless

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event
    oin us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    This week we will be traveling to Connecticut to visit Hayne Bayless at Sideways Studios for a special 2-hour studio visit! Hayne will be showing us around the studio and will...

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    2020 Jun 26

    Visit an Artist Series: Lindsay Rogers

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists from across the country for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    This week we will be traveling to the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee to meet studio potter and educator Lindsay Rogers to see her studio, talk about her work and her advocacy for a more locally based sustainable...

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    2020 Jun 22

    Visit an Artist: Janice Jakielski and Joshua Persky

    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    This visit takes place in Sutton, Massachusetts where you might find Janice Jakielski, and her husband Joshua Persky, outside tending their beehives. Recently...

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    2020 Jun 20

    Visit an Artist: Suze Lindsay

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    We travel to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina to visit the one and only Suze Lindsay for a special 2-hour edition of our series! Suze (scheduled to be a...

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    2020 Jun 19

    Visit an Artist Series: Mark Errol

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event
    Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    This week we will be traveling to Tifton, Georgia to visit with Mark Errol and hear about he is juggling a life as a studio potter, educator and co-owner of ...

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    2019 Nov 16

    Two-day Masterclass with Linda Christianson and George McCauley

    Repeats every day until Sun Nov 17 2019 .
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    Potters Linda Christianson and George McCauley have a combined "100 years of experience, travels, workshop histories, exhibitions, stories, studio work and teaching experience.” This two-day Master Class addresses form, surface and a variety of firing methods. Both feel strongly about form as an essential element in their work. The artists will discuss their own specific surface treatments and experience in firing including atmospheric firing, soda, wood and low temperature wood firing.

    On the first day, the instructors will use wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques...

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    2019 Jun 15

    Visiting Artist Workshop: Miranda Thomas

    Repeats every day until Sun Jun 16 2019 .
    10:00am to 4:00pm

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Hone your surface skills and eye for design with world renowned potter Miranda Shackleton Thomas. Thomas will teach participants how to use rhythms, spaces, dividing up shapes and symbolism to help build up patterns.

    The first day of this workshop will involve Thomas demonstrating her use of slips, inlay, freehand drawing, carving, brushwork, building, and dissecting patterns. Emphasis will be placed on brush work and exercises will be given to become familiar with all types of brushes and the stokes produced on paper, and later in the day, progressing onto pots. The second...

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    2019 Jun 06

    Visiting Artist Workshop: Tomoo Hamada

    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join Japanese Master Potter Tomoo Hamada, second son of Shinsaku Hamada and grandson of Shoji Hamada, for a half-day demonstration of his work. Although he uses traditional methods, his work is distinctively different from that of his father and grandfather. His more complex shapes are designs are highly regarded worldwide. Hamada has exhibited, lectured and given workshops internationally and was integral in helping the pottery community of Mashiko rebuild from the devastating Tohoku earthquake of 2011. Hamada’s work will be featured at Pucker Gallery beginning Friday, June 7th.

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    2018 Nov 15

    Unearthing Oral Histories

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Ave, Rear, Allston

    Join us on Thursday November 15th, for Unearthing Oral Histories, an oral history workshop held at the PRX Podcast Garage in connection to the exhibit In Over My Head, now on view at the Harvard Ed Portal. Led by artist Thalassa Raasch, this introductory workshop will unpack the power of collecting and sharing oral histories. Participants will develop an understanding of what oral history is, how (and how not) to conduct an oral history interview, the necessary equipment, and the different methods of sharing oral histories. Whether you’re planning to interview a family...

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