Using both thrown and handbuilt techniques, Ruth Easterbrook will demonstrate making her warm and inviting utilitarian ware. The artist will discuss her inspiration for her surface design using both natural florals and interpreted botanicals seen in artmaking throughout history. Participants will observe how she plans and executes her complex surfaces using tape, wax resist and glaze and then try their hand using a tile. This workshop is one in a series of three sessions in February with Ceramics Program 2019-20 Artists In Residence.
Artist Bio: Ruth Easterbrook (b. 1984) received her BFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University in 2007. Afterward, she apprenticed and assisted various ceramic artists and studios. She has shown work nationally at places such as Baltimore Clayworks and Carbondale Clay Center. A turning point in her personal growth took place while participating in an eight-week concentration at Penland School of Craft in 2014. Anderson Ranch Arts Center has been an important place of learning for Ruth, spending extensive time there as a student, then summer intern and returning as the Artist in Residence in 2016. Most recently she earned her MFA in ceramics at Alfred University in 2019.
Check out all three workshops by our 2019-20 Artists-In-Residence:
These one-day sessions are a great opportunity to get to know these artists and see what they’re working on, especially if you haven’t had a chance to take a course with them.
Cost: $125 for Adult Community not currently enrolled in a Spring 2020 Ceramics Program course; $50.00 for Harvard Graduate Students and Adult Community enrolled in a Spring 2020 Ceramics Program course; Free for Harvard College Undergraduates.
Please note: discounted rates will appear during checkout under "student type."