Location/Contact Us

Contact The Ceramics Program

phone: 617.495.8680 | email: ceramics@fas.harvard.edu
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address: 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134


Public Transportation

Red line to Harvard Square and walk towards the river, take a bus or shuttle.

The 66, 86, and 70 routes will bring you to the corner of North Harvard and Western Avenue. For more information, contact the MBTA.

Harvard Shuttle:
Any member of the Harvard Community may use Harvard's Shuttle Bus Service for free. The Allston Express stops nearby our program at "Barry's Corner". You can download the Harvard Shuttle App here.


If walking from Harvard Square, head down JFK Street, over the river, and straight up North Harvard Street past the stadium and track and fields until you reach the corner of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue. At the light, cross the street and take a right past the Gulf gas station onto Spurr Street. After walking by the Dunkin Donuts, you will see the terra cotta and glass front of 224 Western Avenue on your left. The Ceramics Program side and back entrances can be found along Spurr Street and at the back of the building.


Same directions as above but it only takes 2 minutes on the new bike expressway on North Harvard Street!

Bike racks are located in the front of the building to the left hand side near the Harvard Ed Portal entrance. Additional bike racks can be found in the rear of the building near our back entrance. Do not leave bikes overnight. Per Harvard Real Estate policy, bikes cannot be stored inside the building under any circumstance.


From the Mass Pike (I-90) going east or west, exit at the Allston/Brighton/Cambridge sign (exit #18). Go through the toll booth (1 dollar) then stay left at fork, following signs to Brighton and Allston. Follow ramp around a full circle onto Cambridge St. going west. At the second light, take a right at the Hess station onto North Harvard Street. Take a left at the second light onto Western Ave. 224 (terra cotta and glass exterior) will be on your left after the Gulf gas station.

From North of Boston (I-93), follow signs to Storrow Drive. Take the Harvard Square exit, staying in the left lane of the ramp. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto North Harvard Drive. Pass the Harvard stadium and take a right at the first light onto Western Ave. 224 is the first building (terra cotta and glass exterior) on the left after the Gulf gas station.

If you are on Memorial Drive heading away from Boston, take a left at JFK St. and cross the river. (JFK becomes North Harvard St.) Drive past the Harvard stadium and take a right at the first light onto Western Ave. 224 is the first building (terra cotta and glass exterior) on the left after the Gulf gas station.

From south of Boston (I-93), exit onto the Mass Pike (I-90) Westbound. See directions above "from the Mass Pike."

From Logan Airport take Silver Line bus to South Station, switch to the Red Line Inbound, get off at Harvard Square, walk or take a bus to the studio.



Street parking: Two hour limit from 9 - 6 pm is available on Western Avenue. There is two hour metered parking around the perimeter of the Continuum housing complex across the street.

Lot parking in rear of building: Parking by availability only. Park directly in back of the Ceramics Studio. Do not use the Ed Portal Parking spaces under any circumstances.

Parking for Show and Sale:

During the Show and Sale, Please take notice of available parking signs.