Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Kent McLaughlin


Saturday, October 3, 2020, 12:00pm to 2:00pm



Kent McLaughlin

During this visit we travel to the mountains of North Carolina to visit potter and educator Kent McLaughlin. During this two-hour studio visit and demonstation, Kent will focus on thrown and altered stacked forms. Kent McLaughlin and his wife Suze Lindsay work out of their studio Fork Mountain pottery, featuring salt and reduction kilns.

About the Visit an Artist Series: Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Each visit will be recorded and available to all registered students for 30 days after the event! The purpose of the class recording is to assist the registered student to catch up on information if they have to miss the event as well as to review later. The recordings do not exclude the images or voices of our students thus, there would be serious privacy issues to share or sell downloads of those recordings. The intention is that the recording is a tool to use to experience this event and not to be shared.

Event: Saturday, October 3, 2020 12noon - 2pm (EST) via Zoom

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Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $50.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.

Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at

Artist Biography: 

Kent McLaughlin is a studio potter who began his training in 1973 at Brevard Community College, the University of Central Florida, and Penland School of Crafts.  He apprenticed with a production potter before opening his own studio in 1985. Since 1996, he has owned and operated his private studio, Fork Mountain Pottery, in Bakersville NC,  with his wife, Suze Lindsay.

He makes his living selling his pots, and teaching workshops.  Kent has taught nationally and internationally at well known art centers like Penland School of Crafts in Penland NC,  Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass CO, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN.  He has been a visiting instructor at Jingdezhen  Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China, and at Curaumilla Art Center in Chile.

Kent McLaughlin Work