Ceramics

Joanna Mark

Joanna Mark

Instructor, Ceramics Program
Joanna has been working in clay for 40 years, and specializes in functional and sculptural ware. Her work has been shown at Fuller Craft Museum, State of Clay... Read more about Joanna Mark

Surface Exploration

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Summer

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2022

Dates: June 2 - August 11* (10 classes | 11 weeks)Textured ceramic object by Katie Bosley Sabin
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning – Advanced
Instructor:  Katie Bosley Sabin

Course Description: Join Mudflat Studio’s 2021-22 Artist in Residence, Katie Bosley Sabin in a deep dive of surface exploration. Discover new ways to liven up your handbuilt or thrown ceramic vessels and consider elements of design as you decorate a wide range of functional objects. Expand your technical skillset as you learn how to apply slip in new ways, experiment with resist methods, and carve and pierce clay.

*No class on June 30th due to insructor's wedding!... Read more about Surface Exploration

Form and Function - The Way of the Slab

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Summer

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2022

Dates: June 1 - August 3 (10 classes | 11 weeks)cup by Joanna Mark
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Instructor: Joanna Mark and Diane Lulek 

Course Description: This class will demonstrate a combination of slab, surface decoration, and an exploration of form. Techniques will focus on both hard and soft slab construction to create mugs, planters, plates and trays, boxes, sculpture and more. Surface techniques will include the use of slips, carving, inlay, sgraffito, handmade stamps, and found objects. Glazing techniques and decoration will be discussed. Basic clay knowledge is recommended.

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Form and Surface Intensive

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Summer

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2022

Dates: June 1 - August 3 (10 classes)Ruth Easterbrook in her studio.
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm ET on Zoom
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course Description: Join Ruth Easterbrook online for a 10-week deep dive into form and surface. The session will be divided by different approaches of surface decoration sourced from historical pots from around the world.  Seeking inspiration from multiple cultures we will expand our approach to surface by learning through slideshows, form exercises and hand-built projects which pair with the demonstrated surfaces.  Students are encouraged to participate by working from their home studios during class or sharing their personal progress through group discussions and constructive feedback.  ... Read more about Form and Surface Intensive

Experimental Photography on Clay - Online

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Summer

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2022

Dates: June 1 - August 3 (10 classes)Experimental Photo in process.
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm ET on Zoom
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Anne Eder

Course Description: Are you someone who enjoys combining art and science? If so, this course may be for you. Photography on clay is still an area of discovery, and in previous sessions we barely scratched the surface of understanding the physical and chemical web and the fascinating intersections of organic and inorganic crossover of these two mediums. This class builds on the Intro level class, goes deeper into the science, and establishes new ground in real time.... Read more about Experimental Photography on Clay - Online

Professional Studio Practice

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Summer

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2022

Dates: June 1 - August 3 (10 classes | 11 weeks)Nathalie Royston cups in Alpine White glaze.
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor:
Nathalie Royston

Course Description: How do we transition our studio practice into a small business? What are the considerations we must make about our work, our practice, and the day-to-day running of a creative business? Through group discussion and critique, exercises, and an individual project we’ll review the essentials for a creative business and develop a framework for a future as a creative professional. Class ... Read more about Professional Studio Practice

Independent Studio - Electric Kiln Certified Only

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Summer

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2022

Dates: May 31 - August 12 (11 weeks)tool box
Days/Time: Varies
Level: Advanced
Supervisors: Kathy King Director and Geoff Booras, Operations Coordinator

Course Description: Studio access for self-directed work. Independent Studio is open to those who have previously enrolled in a class at the Ceramics Program, are certified to fire the electric kilns, and can process their own work. Includes studio access and other opportunities. 

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Inspired by History

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Summer

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2022

Dates: June 3 - August 12* (10 classes | 11 weeks)Dennis McLaughlin with demo piece for Inspired by History.
Day/Time: Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor:  Denny McLaughlin

Course Description: Let’s think globally as we seek inspiration for both form and function from potters in the last 10,000 years! Each class will be spent examining the functional pottery made during a different time and cultures from around the globe. Objects from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums will inspire demonstrations both on and off the wheel. We’ll consult with curators and conservators from the

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Interdisciplinary Projects

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Summer

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2022

Dates: June 2 - August 4 (10 classes | 11 weeks)Outdoor installation by Anne Eder.
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Instructor:  Anne Eder

Course Description: A forum for experimentation with the contemporary art methods of photography, mixed-media sculpture, and installation (this class assumes all participants have basic clay knowledge). Focus will be on the pragmatic aspects of creating interdisciplinary work and problem solving for site-specific locations. Boundaries between mediums and disciplines have become less distinct and more permeable as image makers increasingly turn to sculpture and installation as vehicles for self-expression, and those making three-dimensional ... Read more about Interdisciplinary Projects

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