Mark Errol Visiting Artist Workshop

ceramic work by Mark ErrolClay Pots and Color Spots

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2022

10am – 5pm with a 1-hour lunch break each day
Location: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Mark Errol’s wheel thrown and functional ceramics pulls from his work with textiles, printmaking and painting to address ideas of home and the concept of ownership. In this workshop, Errol will lead us in adding depth and complexity to ceramic surfaces while using low-tech and highly affordable materials. The first day of the workshop will feature demonstrations of his thrown and altered forms and an introduction to surface techniques such as incising, inlay and paper transfer methods. In the afternoon, participants will begin to prepare slip and underglaze-coated paper to be used the next day. On day two, demonstrations continue and participants will have the option of trying out techniques on pre-made, Cone 6 porcelain tiles or are welcome to bring 2-3 leather hard pieces with them to the workshop. Participants will be able to record the demonstrated techniques and have a reference for their own studio practice. Errol will also provide a visual presentation on the development of his work and influences.

Materials List:

  • Basic pottery tool kit
  • Variety of brushes
  • X-acto blade
  • Scissors
  • 2-3 leather hard works (Errol will be using Cone 6 porcelain) or use of pre-made tiles produced by the Ceramics Program

Non-registered participants with the Ceramics Program will have the option to have their work bisque fired for 4 cents per cubic inch and will be notified to pick-up when ready.

Cost: $25.00 Harvard College Undergraduates, $200 for adults and Harvard Graduate students enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program, and $250.00 for those not enrolled in a course.


Mark Errol is a full-time Lecturer at Valdosta State University in Valdosta Georgia where he teaches Ceramics, 3D Design and Senior Capstone courses to guide art students towards their careers in the arts. He received his MFA in 2014 from Georgia State University where he was the recipient of the Ernest G. Welch Fellowship. Mark is also the co-owner of Plough Gallery in Tifton, Georgia which specializes in contemporary fine craft and art. His personal art is primarily wheel thrown and functional ceramics, but he also works with textiles, printmaking and painting to make work that looks at the idea of home and the concept of ownership. His work and gallery have been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter and other regional periodicals. Get to know Mark Errol through this feature by the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.