Ceramics Program

Important note about our programs

8/13/20: Announcing our Fall 2020 online programs & firing services.
5/20/20: We are pleased to announce our Summer 2020 series of online courses.
3/11/20: In accordance with the University’s decision to suspend on-campus classes for the remainder of the term, all Ceramics Program on-campus programming and classes are suspended indefinitely as of Monday, March 16. The Ceramics Studio will also be closed to the public during this time. We will keep you posted on any updates, and we look forward to resuming classes and other activities as soon as we are permitted. To stay informed, please check the Ceramics Program FAQssign up for the Ceramics Program newsletter, and read about University protocols on the Harvard University Coronavirus website



Ceramics in the Harvard Arts Blog

Raising glasses

Raise a Glass detailFor an Office for the Arts Ceramics Program exhibition, modern artists respond to ancient artifacts. In conjunction with an exhibition at Harvard Art Museums, the new ceramics creations offer insights, commentary and reflections to viewers. 

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2020 Oct 03

Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Kent McLaughlin

12:00pm to 2:00pm



Kent McLaughlin

During this visit we travel to the mountains of North Carolina to visit potter and educator Kent McLaughlin. During this two-hour studio visit and demonstation, Kent will focus on thrown and altered stacked forms. Kent McLaughlin and his wife Suze Lindsay work out of their studio Fork Mountain pottery, featuring salt and reduction kilns.

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2020 Oct 10

Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Susan O'Byrne

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Susan OByrne

Grab your Zoom passport as we are traveling to Glasgow, Scotland to visit with ceramic sculptor, Susan O'Byrne! Susan gave a lecture at the Harvard Ceramics Program this past year while traveling in the US and she left our audience wanting to see her process in person! We will visit with Susan and learn more about her process though a demonstration during this 2-hour visit!

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2020 Oct 16

Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Mac McCusker

4:00pm to 6:00pm



Mac McCusker

During this visit we travel to Durham, North Carolina to visit with figurative sculptor Mac McCusker and view a demonstration of his work. Mac McCusker’s figurative work and narrative vessels document personal experiences and struggles as a transgender artist. McCusker addresses preconceptions and prejudices about transgender and gender non-binary individuals as well as about the larger LGBTQIA community by sharing personal narratives through self-portrait busts, small-scale figures, and sculptural vessels.

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