Ceramics

Image on Clay

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 14 - August 2 - WAITLISTEDImage on Clay
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Kathy King


Course descriptionNew avenues towards personal expression are realized through applying image-based surface techniques such as sgraffito, mishima, monoprinting and vinyl resist. Traditional printmaking techniques will be applied to ceramics through utilizing silk screening methods with EZ Screens and preparing and using 20x24 inch silkscreens. Students will then learn transfer techniques to apply personal imagery onto 2D and 3D ceramics forms. Guest artist, Arthur Halvorsen will present his transfer methods in July.
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Independent Studio

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: May 29 - August 11 (11 weeks) or Independent Study
June 18 - August 11 (8 weeks)
Days/Times: N/A
Level: Advanced

Course description: Self-directed work for advanced participants previously enrolled in a Ceramics Program course and who have passed the Electric Kiln test. Independent Studio students have proven that they are capable of processing their own work. This course includes studio access and other opportunities. (8 or 11 weeks) ... Read more about Independent Studio

Tableware 101

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 6 - August 1Tableware 101
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Course description: This beginning to intermediate level class will explore the functional object and its relationship to the dinner table. Special attention will be paid to creating properly functioning forms such as bowls, plates, cups, and more. Methods of throwing, trimming, hand building and a variety of finishing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. (8 classes/10weeks) Note: There will be no class on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day holiday.
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By Hand

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Summer

Dates: June 6 - August 1 By Hand
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Course description: Clay is a fresh and relevant material for many artists today, but carries with it vast traditions of form, use, reference, and meaning. This course provides an overview of sculptural techniques used in ceramics including small and large-scale coil and slab building, surface modeling and design.  Slump molds will be made early in the class to bisque and use for trays and a variety of other objects. Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of techniques through three projects, to discuss their work with peers, and find their own artistic voice through the medium. Note: No class will be held on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day Holiday.

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Cooking Pots

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Summer

Dates: June 5 - July 24Cooking Pots
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Advanced
Instructor: Stuart Gair

Course description: This course is an advanced-level course for those interested in making an array of wares that can be used to cook with! A unique clay called flame-ware will be used, which is formulated to withstand an open flame as well as heat from an oven. Throughout the course, students will use both the wheel and hand building techniques to create forms such as; bread pans, pizza stones, covered baking dishes, frying pans, and tagines. Furthermore, students will learn about the origins of various cooking pots and are also encouraged to use the pots made in class and share their experiences. Note: Due to the special nature of this clay, students will be required to recycle their own clay as part of the class. (8 classes/10 weeks)
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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 6 - August 1Combined Methods
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Kyla Toomey

Course description: This course is primarily a studio class structured around student proposals for a current body of work in combination with thematic assignments. Assignments will highlight and examine advanced process-based learning involving surface techniques, altered or complex forms, basic mold making and glazing techniques. (8 classes/10 weeks) Note: There will be no class on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day holiday.
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Basics and Challenges

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Summer

Dates: June 8 - July 27Basics and Challenges
Days/Times: Fridays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
InstructorZac Mickelson

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. (8 classes/10 weeks)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 7 - July 26Basics and Challenges
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Denny McLaughlin

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. (8 classes/10weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Dates:  June 4 - July 23 Basics with Steve
Days/Times: 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. (8 classes/10 weeks)
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2015 Oct 27

New Voices Lecture with Alia Pialtos

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Welcome artist Alia Pialtos back to the New England area after receiving her MFA from University of Colorado at Boulder to take on the position of Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Pialtos’ work uses materials such as clay, thread, hair and glass to act as physical or metaphorical extensions of the body, amplifying the visceral reactions we experience while engaging with those we feel closest to.
Slide Presentation: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. To RSVP sign up below or email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2009 Feb 16

Zhu Legeng: My Odyssey in Porcelain

12:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio

legengPresented By Ceramics Program

Zhu Legeng and his wife Fang Lili were born in China's porcelain capitol Jingdezhen and both graduated from the Art Department of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute.

Zhu Legeng is currently director of the Ceramics Research Center and Professor of Ceramics at Chinese Academy of Arts in Beijing. A...

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2009 Apr 23

Fukami, Sueharu: Celadon Sculpture

12:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio

fukamiPresented By Ceramics Program

The prominent porcelain artist Fukami Sueharu will be featured in a presentation at the Ceramics Program on April 23 and in the Japan Society's annual Rad Smith lecture on April 22 at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. These presentations and the Museum of Fine Arts' exhibition "Celebrating Kyoto:...

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2009 Jun 15

Hamada, Tomo'o

(All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Studio

hamadaPresented By Ceramics Program

Hamada, Tomoo will demonstrate glazing and give a presentation about his family legacy in Mashiko. He is the grandson of Hamada Shoji, "National Living Treasure" and major figure of the mingei folk-art movement.

"Hamada, Tomo'o's pots utilize essentially the same materials as those of Hamada...

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