Ceramics

2015 Nov 06

Visiting Artist Workshop with Adan Paredes

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description
Join us for a day with world renowned Mexican artist Adan Paredes during his visit to Boston made possible by the Consulado General de Mexico en Boston. The day will begin with a lecture on his 30-year trajectory as a ceramic artist, including the "social economy projects" carried out through his workshop. These projects bring the community together in order to promote the study and practice of the field in Etla, a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico.  He will then go on to demonstrate techniques used in constructing his ceramic sculptures and architectural murals while addressing the qualities of the clay, firing techniques and kilns used at his studio in Oaxaca.
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2015 Oct 15

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts Workshop

Thu Oct 15 (All day) to Sun Oct 18 (All day)

Location: 

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, California

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Beatrice Wood: The Art of the Timeless
A Workshop with Allison Newsome

Workshop Description
Ceramics Program instructor Allison Newsome will lead this traveling workshop to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. On Thursday and Friday, participants will spend time immersed in the Ojai experience - the world that Beatrice loved and was inspired by. Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will discuss Beatrice Wood's art and life, using examples of her work to explore how her aesthetic evolved.

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2015 Oct 02

Visiting Artist Workshop with Jane Perryman

10:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN WAIT LISTED - 10/1/15

Workshop Description -
Spend the day with internationally known ceramic artist, author and filmmaker, Jane Perryman, as she demonstrates creating and firing her hand built, smoke-fired vessels. Perryman will demonstrate her hand building techniques followed by slip application and burnishing in preparation for smoke-firing. After a screening of Perryman's film, Traditions of India, a firing demonstration will feature techniques used in her books Smoke Fired Pottery and Smoke Firing Contemporary Artists & Approaches.
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Adria Katz

Adria Katz

Teaching Assistant, Ceramics Program
Staff, Ceramics Program
Intern, Ceramics Program

Adria Katz focues on sculptural work inspired by living creatures, ecology and sustainability. She received her BA in Visual Art and MA in Elementary...

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Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 3 - August 5glaze tiles
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Matthew Katz/Casey Zeng


Course description: 

This class will cover technical information about Glaze and Clay formation led by Alfred University instructor Matthew Katz, facilitated by Ceramics Program staff member Casey Zeng. Along with technical information, students will learn how to effectively understand and work with their materials. Students will learn to use the Unity Molecular Formula of a glaze to substitute materials, how glaze temperature works, alter surface qualities, and prevent glazing defects. The class itself will be a combination of on-demand video lectures, live online discussions, and real-world experimentation. The information will be provided through on-line lectures that students can view in class as well as

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Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  June 7 - August 2Denny McLaughlin
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Dennis McLaughlin

Course description: Explore nature-inspired visual and tactile surfaces on wheel thrown forms by using soda slips and washes as well as patterns and textures. Fresh spontaneous approaches on soft clay, as well as more structured methods of building functional work with thrown forms will be developed. A three-dimensional artist, from either clay or another discipline will be selected by each student to inspire the development of new methods that go beyond the familiar solution in making a soda fired functional pot.  The experience of building a larger vocabulary of soda firing possibilities and results will lay the groundwork for new directions for functional work. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 4 - July 30Stephanie Young
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Level: Beginning - Intermediate                      
Instructors: Colby Charpentier

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. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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Sculpting Animals and People

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 4 - July 30
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:0Kenny Sculpture0pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Mary Kenny

Course description: In this class we will explore the complex and often emotional relationship between humans and animals. Using a combination of hand building techniques; hollowing solids, pinching, coiling, and slab building. You will learn to sculpt both the human figure and animals. We will focus on capturing correct proportions and gesture to create an emotive sculpture or vessel. (9 classes/10 weeks)
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Independent Studio

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: May 28 - August 10 Independent Study
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. (11 weeks) ... Read more about Independent Studio

Ceramics as Sculpture

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2019

Dates: June 5 - July 31Natalia Arbelaez
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Natalia Arbelaez

Course descriptionJoin 2018-19 Artist in Residence Natalia Arbelaez with this introduction to ceramic sculpture including pinch, coil and slab building, surface modeling and design. Works may be inspired by both three-dimensional form, animal imagery, imaginative creatures, the human form as well as the vessel. Use of molds, slab roller and extruder will be demonstrated and wheels can be accessed during class. Surface techniques will be explored and a range of slips and glazes will be introduced. Potters may find this class a great way to integrate handbuilt elements to their thrown work (wheels are available though basic instruction on throwing will not be a focus of this class). (9 classes/10 weeks)

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