Ceramic History in Studio

Dates: October 6 - November 10Ceramic History in Studio
Days/Times: Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Instructor: Kathy King


Course description:

Travel through time from ancient to contemporary ceramics though lectures and hands-on engagement with historical techniques. This part seminar/part studio course will provide a series of six presentations on ancient to contemporary ceramic art history. We will examine the development of clay techniques, kilns, and surface treatments across the world from the “Porcelain Highway” to the “Funk Movement” of the 70’s and beyond. Students will try their hand at featured forms on and off the wheel and surface techniques that span history such as the use of Egyptian Paste, print transfer, sgraffito, mishima, china paint/overglaze enamels, etc. to inspire each artist in new directions with their work. (7 classes/9 weeks)

Course Fee: $80 for Harvard Undergraduates, $225 for Harvard Graduate Students, $645 for Adult Community

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 panepint@fas.harvard.edu

Students from other colleges interested in taking Ceramics courses: email panepint@fas.harvard.edu.

For questions regarding course content, email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.


Location: Ceramics Studio

Semester: 

Fall