Visit an Artist: Courtney Martin


Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Courtney Martin potter.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.

Studio potter Courtney Martin opens her studio to us from the mountains of North Carolina near the Penland School of Crafts. Courtney will share her studio life, her process and how she juggles being  mother of of two with her husband, glassblower John Geci.

Event: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm


Cost: Free for Harvard College Undergraduates. $25.00 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:

Courtney Martin is a studio potter living and working in the mountains of North Carolina near Penland.  She grew up just outside of New York City on Long Island.  Martin received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of New Mexico. After graduating Martin moved to western North Carolina to work with Terry Gess, Cynthia Bringle, Shawn Ireland and apprentice for Michael Kline (2003-2004). In 2007, Martin was awarded the NC Regional Artists Project Grant to build a wood fired cross draft climbing kiln (Ruggles and Rankin design). In July 2010, Martin mounted a solo show in Okinawa, Japan. She has taught at Penland and Arrowmont, and is represented by (among others) Penland Gallery, Schaller Gallery, and Signature Shop.  She shares her home with her husband (glassblower John Geci), two kids, and two dogs.