Ceramics

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: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 9 - November 25Glaze Chemistry
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - 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 review outside of class. There will be live, on-line discussions with the instructor scheduled throughout. Knowledge of PowerPoint and use of a personal laptop with PowerPoint and Excel is

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Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  September 6 - November 22Denny 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. (12 classes/14 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 3 - November 19 Stephanie Young
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Level: Beginning - Intermediate                      
Instructors: 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. (12 classes/14 weeks)
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Sculpting Animals and People

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 5 - November 21mary kenny
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm  - 9:30pm
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. (12 classes/14 weeks)
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Independent Studio

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 3 - December 7Independent 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. (14 weeks) ... Read more about Independent Studio

Absolute Beginners for Harvard Students

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 7 - November 23AbsoluteBeginners
Days/Times: Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Instructor: Diane Lulek

Course description:   Harvard College undergraduate and Harvard graduate students - ready to try your hand at the wheel? Explore the basics of wheel throwing in this fun and casual class. The instructor guides you through a variety of forms to then decorate and glaze as well as introducing 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! (12 classes/14 weeks)

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Molds and Multiples

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  September 4 - November 20Molds
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Kyle Johns

Course description: Work with 2019-20 Ceramics Program Artist-in-Residence Kyle Johns, learning a variety of methods of working with plaster and molds. Utilizing mold making techniques is an interesting, contemporary approach to producing objects quickly, whether it be a set of mugs or multiple versions of an object that come together to form compelling installation or sculpture. Students will learn to make 1, 2 and 3 part molds for press molding and slip casting. We will be working from found objects as well as learning methods of prototyping to produce the objects from an original. (12 classes, 14 weeks)
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