Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Susan O'Byrne


Saturday, October 10, 2020, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Susan OByrne

Grab your Zoom passport as we are traveling to Glasgow, Scotland to visit with ceramic sculptor, Susan O'Byrne! Susan gave a lecture at the Harvard Ceramics Program this past year while traveling in the US and she left our audience wanting to see her process in person! We will visit with Susan and learn more about her process though a demonstration during this 2-hour visit!

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 10th, 2020 12pm - 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: Susan O'Byrne grew up in Cork, Ireland and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland in 1999. Following a subsequent post graduate diploma in ceramics, she worked as a ceramics tutor at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and as a community educator which had a distinct influence on her work. In 2003, she established her practice at Glasgow Ceramics Studio, Scotland. She has received several awards for her work, including the Craft Potters Association's (London) charitable trust fund award and most recently, the Archie Bray Foundation's (US) Sage scholarship, Rudy Autio development grant and the Richard Coley Award for Sculpture at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. Susan's practice is now based in Glasgow and Ireland and she continues to exhibit widely in the UK and internationally.

Susan O'Byrne