Ceramics

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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Advancing Glazes

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 3 - April 20glaze tiles
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced

Instructor: Matthew Katz/Casey Zeng


Course description:

This course is the next step after Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry and is led by Alfred University instructor Matthew Katz, facilitated by Ceramics Program staff member Casey Zeng. Advancing Glazes will take an intensive approach to the study and analysis of glazes. Students will research the nature of glaze effects, surfaces, and colors. The focus of the course is to provide students with technical and empirical knowledge about the composition, application and fired effects of ceramic glazes and ultimately, to aid them in making better-informed decisions as they strive to realize their vision.... Read more about Advancing Glazes

Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates:  February 7 - April 24Denny 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/13 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 4 - April 21st 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/13 weeks)
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Building Animals/Animals Building

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 6 - April 23 Animals Building
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm  - 9:30pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Mary Kenny

Course description Representations of animal forms are among the earliest examples of human art. In contemporary art they serve as metaphor, symbol, kitsch, and as vehicles for personification of human qualities.  Animals also build forms in the wild – birds, wasps, bees, beavers, and dung beetles to name a few. In this class we will use various hand building techniques to create animals and/or sculptures inspired by forms that other animals create. Each class will feature a demonstration on hand building or surface techniques as well as provide individual discussion for each student’s unique interests. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Independent Studio

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 3 - May 2Independent 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. (13 weeks) ... Read more about Independent Studio

Absolute Beginners for Harvard Students

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 8 - April 25AbsoluteBeginners
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/13 weeks)

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Molds and Multiples

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates:  February 5 - April 22Kyle Johns
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, 13 weeks)
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Combined Methods

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 5 - April 22
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/13 weeks)

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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 7 - April 24 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/13 weeks)

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