Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Fall

Dates:  September 7 - November 30 Denny McLaughlin
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Dennis McLaughlin

Course description: Explore nature-inspired visual and tactile surfaces on wheel thrown forms by using soda slips and washes as well as patterns and textures. Fresh spontaneous approaches on soft clay, as well as more structured methods of building functional work with thrown forms will be developed. A three-dimensional artist, from either clay or another discipline will be selected by each student to inspire the development of new methods that go beyond the familiar solution in making a soda fired functional pot.  The experience of building a larger vocabulary of soda firing possibilities and results will lay the groundwork for new directions for functional work. (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 December 1st. Opportunities to exhibit your work or view the work of your fellow studio participants will be available during our Holiday Show and Sale on December 6 – 9th!

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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