Explore | Refine





Dates: February 7 - April 25Zac Throwing
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Zac Mickelson

Course Description: This class format focuses on breaking old habits and considering new directions to take our work including utility, form and surface. There are three, three-week cycles to this 12-week class. For two weeks, students, with the guidance of the instructor will “explore” through experimentation with different forms. The third week, the group comes together to “refine” through critique intended to refine our ideas. This format is then repeated two more times. Though this class does focus primarily on the wheel, hand builders are welcome! Class demonstrations will be given based on student input with the remainder of the class being one-on-one help. (12 classes/13 weeks)

Course Fees: $125 for Harvard Undergraduate Students, $275 for Harvard Graduate Students, $900 for Adult Community, TAP Regular and Long-Service - Follow instructions in online registration system for pricing.

Your course fee covers use of all clays (terra cotta, stoneware, sculpture body, porcelain), bisque firing, glazes and glaze firing up to 8,000 cu. inches of kiln space as well as 7-day access to the ceramics program and its equipment from the start date of your class to May 4th. Opportunities to exhibit your work or view the work of your fellow studio participants will be available during our Spring Show and Sale beginning May 8th.


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

For questions regarding registration, please contact Ceramics Associate, Ji-Eun Kim at jikim@fas.harvard.edu.

Location: Ceramics Studio