Ceramics

Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  September 6 - November 22 ***Waitlisted for Harvard Graduate Students and Adult Community***Denny 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 ***THIS CLASS IS FULL***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 21 ***Waitlisted for Harvard Graduate Students***mary 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 23 ***Waitlisted for Harvard Graduate Students***AbsoluteBeginners
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 20 ***Waitlisted for Harvard Graduate Students***Molds
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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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 4 - November 20 ***Waitlisted for Harvard Graduate Students and Adult Community***Absolute Beginners
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course description: Join 2019 - 20 Artist in Residence Ruth Easterbrook for Combined Methods. 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, slip an and glazing techniques. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 6 - November 22 ***Waitlisted for Harvard Graduate Students and Adult Community***Basics 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. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 5 - November 21 ***THIS CLASS IS FULL***Basics 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. (12 classes/14 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  September 9 - November 25 ***Waitlisted for Harvard Graduate Students and Adult Community*** 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. (12 classes/13 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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