Ceramics

2015 Sep 17

Visiting Artist Lecture with Claudia Olds Goldie

Registration Closed 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Slide Presentation: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Welcome local artist and new instructor of The FigureClaudia Olds Goldie to the Ceramics Program. Goldie will share her body of work that, in great part, portrays women with candor while paying attention to subtle nuances of the human body.

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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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

Adria Katz is an elementary school teacher and a studio ceramicist. She makes sculptural work inspired by living creatures, ecology and sustainability....

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Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 7 - August 9Glaze Chemistry
Days/Times: Thursdays, 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 about 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.

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Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Summer

Dates:  June 8 - July 27   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. (8 classes/10 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 5 - July 24Stephanie Young
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Level: Beginning - Intermediate                      
Instructors: Stuart Gair


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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Slab Happy!

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 5 - June 26Slab Happy
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Peter Berry, Stuart Gair, Pamela Gorgone, Joanna Mark

Course description: Every week, for four weeks, a featured instructor will demonstrate their methods of working with slabs and invite students to create a slab-based project either in class or during their own time. Overall, students will receive four different approaches to this building technique and be encouraged to find their own! This class is intended to compliment those enrolled in a Summer 2018 ceramics class. (4 classes)
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Adventures in Slipcasting, Prototyping and Mold-Making

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 12 - July 31
Days/TimAdventures in Mold Makinges: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Geoff Booras

Course description: Born out of design and production methods, slip-casting is an agile technique that can be applied to many facets of ceramics, from industrial ceramics to the fine arts. Whether producing quantities of functional vessels or creating a single, meticulous replication with a sculptural intent, slip-casting methods are extremely useful can help facilitate a variety of forms and number of objects. This class will explore the possibilities of slip-casting, paying special attention to the process of prototyping (including the application of 3D ceramic printing) and quality mold-making. This course is intended for those who have taken “Molds and Multiples” or are comfortable processing plaster and making basic, one-two part molds. (8 classes/10 weeks)
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