Visit an Artist: Joanna Mark


Friday, July 10, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:00pm



Handbuilt ceramic boxes with circle pattern design by Joanna Mark.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.

This week we will be in our very own backyard with a visit to the home studio of Boston-area, ceramic artist Joanna Mark. Joanna is both a studio participant at the Harvard Ceramics Program as well an instructor of handbuilding themed classes. Joanna will demonstrate her process of creating boxes and planters with slabs and then applying her unique, textured surfaces to them.

Event: Friday, July 10th, 2020 from 2pm - 3pm


Cost: Free for Harvard 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:

Joanna Mark has been working in clay for 40 years, and specializes in functional and sculptural ware. Her work has been shown at Fuller Craft Museum, State of Clay (2012 Merit Award) and various galleries up and down the East Coast. She has been an instructor for the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard for the courses "Slab Happy" and "Hand in Hand".

Headshot of Joanna Mark smiling left, ceramic box made by Joanna Mark on right.