The Narrative Vessel

Dates: February 14 - April 18  CLOSED
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Mark Burns

Course description: Join internationally recognized ceramic artist, Mark Burns, in exploring the narrative vessel form. This course will utilize hand building and sculptural techniques to create vessels that, in some way, convey a narrative. Subject matter will explore both personal and subjective themes. The history of narrative and storytelling through imagery and form on the ceramic vessel is a rich one and will be investigated within this class. Discussions of surface, color, and application techniques will be included at multiple firing temperatures. 10 classes/12weeks.

Course Fee:  $785 Adults; $710 1st Time Registrants; $105 Harvard Undergraduates; $190 Harvard Graduate Students.

For questions regarding registration, accessibility, discounts for multiple-class registration and new student referrals, and employee assistance programs, such as TAP: contact Shawn Panepinto, Director of Operations, at 617.495.8680 or email

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Location: Ceramics Studio