Ceramics

2020 Aug 09

Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Dennis McLaughlin

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Dennis McLaughlin

 

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.

You are going to flip your lid during this very special 2-hour event with Denny McLaughlin at the Harvard Ceramics Program in Allston, MA. Denny, being one of the few staff who have access to our facility due to COVID, will be working in our studio live! This session will focus on throwing lidded forms - jars, casseroles, etc.. Denny will address the challenges of creating lids, finials and pairing handles to the lidded form.

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2020 Aug 07

Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Paul Andrew Wandless

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

paul andrew wandlessJoin 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 are thrilled to travel to Chicago to visit multi-media artist, author and educator Paul Andrew Wandless. Our discussion will be around materiality and the thought process Paul goes through to choose what types of materials serve his concepts best. Clay, printmaking, stone carving, mold making, leatherworking, metalsmithing, wood carving and painting are all mediums used in combination or individually for creation of his works. How do you organize a studio to work with a multiple materials, all with different characteristics and needs for space and safety? Well, we shall find out!

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Private Wheel Lessons

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 20 - August 15White Plate, Slip Design by Steve Murphy
Days/Times: Arranged with instructor. 1 hr. appointments
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Steve Murphy

Course Description:  For those with access to a pottery wheel at home, Steve Murphy will work with you one-on-one on throwing technique, perfecting forms or challenging you to try new ones! A camera set-up that shows a view of you throwing on the wheel is required as well as access to Zoom. Before registering, contact Kathy King, Director at kking@fas.harvard.edu to arrange for a day/time that works for both you and the instructor. You will then be assisted in registering for the lessons. With permission of the instructor, additional lessons can be obtained.

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2020 Aug 01

Visit an Artist Surface Special with Suze Lindsay

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

SUze Lindsay PotteryJoin 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 had a wonderful visit with Suze Lindsay in Session 1 and many of you reached out for a second visit to focus on surface! Once again, 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 Demonstrating Artist at this year's National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts this past March) and her husband Kent McLaughlin work out of their studio Fork Mountain pottery, featuring the salt kiln that Suze uses for the beautiful surfaces of her work. Suze will welcome us to her studio for demonstration, discussion of her surface work and her career as a studio potter and educator.

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2020 Aug 15

Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Christina Erives

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Christina Erives

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 visit the studio of sculptor Christina Erives! Christina believes that ceramics as material has permanence, it is one of the ways we were able to learn about ancient cultures. There is so much beauty in these traditions and her aim has been to make a mark of her time that will be preserved in the history of ceramic objects. 

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2020 Jul 24

Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Nicki Green

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Nicki Green Ceramic Artist

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.

During this 2-hour event, we will travel to San Francisco to the studio of Nicki Green. Nicki will be featured soon at LaiSun Keane Gallery in Boston. Gallery owner, Lai Sun Keane will be in conversation with the artist.

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2020 Jul 31

Visit an Artist - Linda Lopez

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Linda Lopez, Ceramic ArtistJoin 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 visit the studio of prolific sculptor and Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics and Foundations at University of Arkansas Linda Lopez!

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Sculptural Ideas in Paper Construction I

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 21 - August 11Paper Sculpture Folded
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course description: Make the most out of the time away from the Ceramics Program by exploring paper as a sculptural medium. Create paper prototypes out of cut, rolled, folded and assembled paper. Papier-mâché, home-made paper clay, mold making, casting and embossing may be explored. Students will view virtual demos, engage in class discussions, and have group and individual critique sessions. (4 weeks)

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: July 21 - August 11 Sean O'Connell Jar
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Kyle Johns

Course descriptionJoin 2019-20 Artist in Residence, Kyle Johns for a virtual trip around the country to visit four contemporary ceramic artists in their own studios: Chris Pickett, Lorna Meadon, Sean O'Connell and Kala Stein. Each visit will provide a look into the artist’s studio and engage you in conversation with that artist. Each week you will be guided to research that week’s artist and become familiar with their work. You will then take part in the artist interview, led by Kyle Johns, and encouraged to bring your own questions for the artists. The conversations that will take place are intended to inspire us to consider our own work and practice in fresh and different ways. (4 classes) Photo: Jar, Sean O'Connell

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2020 Jul 07

Visit an Artist: Kathy King

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

decorative ceramic wall ovals

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.

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.

Event: Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

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

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2020 Jul 10

Visit an Artist: Joanna Mark

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Handbuilt ceramic boxes with circle pattern design by Joanna Mark.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 themed classes. Joanna will demonstrate her process of creating boxes and planters with slabs and then applying her unique, textured surfaces to them.

Event: Friday, July 10th, 2020 from 2pm - 3pm

REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

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

Courtney Martin potter.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, glassblower John Geci.

Event: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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

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2020 Jun 20

Visit an Artist: Suze Lindsay

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Suze Lindsay, potter, smiling in front of salt kiln.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 Demonstrating Artist at this year's National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts this past March) and her husband Kent McLaughlin work out of their studio Fork Mountain pottery, featuring the salt kiln that Suze uses for the beautiful surfaces of her work. Suze will welcome us to her studio for demonstration, discussion of her work and her career as a studio potter and educator.

Event: Saturday, June 20th, 12noon - 2pm via Zoom

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Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $50.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.

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2020 Jun 22

Visit an Artist: Janice Jakielski and Joshua Persky

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

Ceramic work by Janice JakielskiJoin 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 Jakielski and Persky teamed up to start MELD Materials. Together they are adapting and reinventing advanced ceramic materials and processes for the studio artist. They currently have a patent pending for their ultra-thin film flexible porcelain.

Event: Monday, June 22nd, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30pm

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

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