Ceramics

The Program provides a creative studio and laboratory study environment for Harvard students, staff, and faculty, as well as international artists, scholars, and scientists.

New leadership announced for the Ceramics Program: Shawn Panepinto, (right) and Kathy King, (left) will lead Ceramics (with President Drew Faust at the opening of the new Studio).

The Ceramics Program opened its new studio doors September 9 for fall classes. The studio is located at 224 Western Avenue (across street from previous studio) in Allston. Read about the new building here.

Basics and Challenges (Beg.-Int.) Instructors: Wayne Fuerst, Stephanie Young, and Denny McLaughlin | T (CLOSED), M, Th (spaces available for Undergrads only) 6:30–9:30 PM. Jan. 26–April 16 (12 classes)

Exploring Clay (Beg.-Int) (spaces available for Undergrads only) | Instructor: Zac Mickelson | Fridays, 6:30–9:30 PM
Session 1: Jan. 30–March 6 (6 classes); Session 2: March 20–April 24 (6 classes)

Advanced and Intermediate Molds (Intermediate–Advanced)
Instructor: Mitch Shiles
Mondays, 6:30–9:30 PM
Feb. 9–April 13 (10 classes)

Wheel Throwing (Beginner-Intermediate)
Instructor: Kyla Toomey
Tuesdays, 1–4 PM
Feb. 10–April 14 (10 classes)

Seeing the Possibility (Beginning-Advanced)
Instructor: Judith Cooper
Tuesdays, 10 AM–1 PM
Jan. 27–April 14 (12 classes)

Clay and the Figure: Classical Moments Redefined (Beginning–Advanced) (CLOSED)
Instructor: Allison Newsome
Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30 PM
Jan. 27–April 14 (12 classes)

Pots Upside Down & Inside Out (Beginning–Intermediate)
Instructor: Arthur Halvorsen
Mondays, 1-4 PM | Feb. 9–April 13 (10 classes)

Combined Methods (Intermediate-Advanced)
Instructor: Kyla Toomey
Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30 PM
Jan. 28–April 15 (12 classes)

Image on Clay (Intermediate-Advanced) CLOSED
Instructor: Jessica Brandl
Thursdays, 1–4 PM
Jan. 29–April 16 (12 classes)

Made with Class (Intermediate-Advanced) CLOSED
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin
Fridays, 10 AM–1 PM
Jan. 30–April 16 (12 classes)

An Introduction to Silicone Molds (Beginning-Advanced) WAITLISTED
Instructor: Janice Jakielski
Wednesdays, 10 AM-4 PM
Jan. 28–March 4 (6 classes)

Visiting Artist Mark Hewitt
Friday, February 20
Workshop: 10 AM–4 PM
Slide Lecture: 4-6PM

Visiting Artist Jessica Brandl
Thursday, March 5
Demonstration: 10 AM – 4 PM
Slide Lecture 5– 6 PM

Green Fire: Wood Kiln (workshop)
Instructor: Wayne Fuerst
Dates TBA

Independent Studio
With approval, self-directed work for those previously enrolled in a course and can process their own work; includes studio access and other opportunities.

Saggar Workshop
Instructor: Pao-Fei Yang
Dates TBA

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    Visiting Artist Workshop with Jessica Brandl
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    Registration for Spring Ceramics Courses
    14 week term: January 26 – May 2, 2015
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    at Gallery 224

    Current Exhibition:
    Ceramic Material Formations
    Exhibition: January 26–February 27, 2015
    Reception: Friday, February 6, 5–8 PM
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM

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    Mary Kenny: "From pin-up to pious"


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