Ceramics

Introduction to Ceramic Sculpture

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Dates: September 1 – November 17 (12 classes/14 weeks)*Deighton Abrams
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Deighton Abrams

Course Description: Find your creative voice with ceramics! Clay’s responsiveness to touch makes it the ideal medium to sculpt both what we can see with our eyes and new forms that reveal what we cannot. Through lectures and demonstrations, we will discuss a variety of techniques on developing individual creative approaches that students will then use to

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Coil Built Vessels

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Dates: September 7 – November 23 (12 classes/13 weeks)
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Shea Burke

Course Description: Join 2021-22 Harvard Ceramics Program Artist in Residence Shea Burke in focusing on coil-building vessel forms as much more than an introductory hand building process. Today increasing numbers of ceramists are coil-building and have found the method to be far more than an introduction to clay, but a technique for creative expression in ceramics with unique value.... Read more about Coil Built Vessels

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Date: September 9 – December 2 (12 classes/13 weeks)* Katie Bosley
Day/Time: Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Katie Bosley

Course Description: Join Mudflat Studio’s 2021-22 Artist in Residence, Katie Bosley for an introduction to using the potter’s wheel as a tool for making functional pottery and ways the wheel can be used to create closed forms and parts to connect. Through demonstrations and hands-on learning each class will build off each other to gain skills and confidence in clay.

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Absolute Beginners for Harvard Students

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Dates: September 18 – November 20 (10 classes/11 weeks) Absolute Beginners with Diane Lulek
Day/Time: Saturdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Diane Lulek

Course Description: Harvard undergraduate and graduate students - ready to try your hand at the wheel? Explore the basics of wheel throwing in this fun and casual class. The instructor will guide you through making a variety of forms to then decorate and glaze and will introduce you to the studio. A great way for Harvard students to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay!

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Basics and Challenges with Deighton Abrams

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Dates: September 2 – November 18 (12 classes/14 weeks)* Basics and Challenges
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor:
Deighton Abrams

Course Description: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students.

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Basics and Challenges with Stephanie Young

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Dates: September 7 – November 23 (12 classes/13 weeks) Basics and Challenges
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor:
Stephanie Young

Course Description: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students.

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Basics and Challenges with Steve Murphy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Dates: August 30 – November 22 (12 classes/14 weeks) Basics and Challenges
Day/Time: Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor:
Steve Murphy

Course Description: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students.

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the artist Shea Burke

Shea Burke

2021-22 Artist In Residence and Instructor at Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard
Shea is a ceramic artist from Rochester New York. Their work employs the ceramic vessel as a container for thoughts and histories around their Black biracial... Read more about Shea Burke
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Diane Lulek

Instructor, Staff at Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

BFA in Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design. Instructor and staff member at the Ceramics Program at Harvard, Diane makes functional pieces, as well as...

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Casey Zeng

Instructor, Staff, Resident Artist, Ceramics Program
BS in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Casey heads the clay-recycling program at the Ceramics Program with the use of the pug-... Read more about Casey Zeng

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