Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry



Dates: February 5 - April 16  CLOSEDGlaze Chemistry
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Matthew Katz/Casey Zeng

Course description:  This class will cover technical information about Glaze and Clay formation led by Alfred University instructor Matthew Katz, and facilitated by Ceramics Program staff member Casey Zeng. Along with technical information, students will learn about how to effectively understand and work with their materials. Students will learn to use the Unity Molecular Formula of a glaze to substitute materials, how glaze temperature works, alter surface qualities, and prevent glazing defects. The class itself will be a combination of on-demand, video lectures, live online discussions, and real-world experimentation. The information will be provided through on-line lectures that students can view in class as well as review outside of class. There will be live, on-line discussions with the instructor scheduled throughout. Please note - there is not personal work to be made through this class - only testing for the class. It can be arranged to purchase studio access (see below).  Knowledge of PowerPoint and use of a personal laptop is highly recommended but not necessary. (10 classes) Note: There is no class on Monday, February 19th for President's Day.

Course Fee: $105 for Harvard Undergraduates, $210 for Harvard Graduate Students, $560 for Adult Community

Course Fee with Full Studio Access: $760.00 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

Students from other colleges interested in taking Ceramics courses: email

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Location: Ceramics Studio