The Art of Entertaining



Dates: January 31 - April 25   CLOSEDSeth Rainville
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Course description: This course will focus on forms used for entertaining - platters, plates, trays, bowls, candlesticks, among others. The relationship between forms made for food/drink, the environment they are intended to exist in and how we interact with these forms will be a key point of conversation. Special demonstrations and presentations will occur throughout the semester with special guests from the culinary and decorative fields. Innovative glazing and finishing techniques will also be covered in this class. (12 classes/14 weeks) Note: There will be no class on Wednesday, March 14th for the National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts.

Course Fees:  $150 for Harvard Undergraduate Students, $250 for Harvard Graduate Students, $885 for Adult Community 

Download a Registration Form: Harvard Undergraduate/Graduate Student, Community and Harvard Employee

For questions regarding registration, accessibility, discounts for multiple-class registration and new student referrals, and employee assistance programs, such as TAP: contact Shawn Panepinto, Director of Operations, at 617.495.8680 or email

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Location: Ceramics Studio