Visit an Artist: Kathy King


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



decorative ceramic wall ovals

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.

During this event, the Director of the Ceramics Program will step from behind the Zoom and be featured instead from her home studio in East Walopole, Massachusetts.  King will demonstrate preparing for and executing the technique of sgraffito on functional pots and sculptural wall hangings. King will discuss the vocabulary of images she chooses in her work, often pertaining to feminist and LGBTQi issues.

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


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:

Kathy King is currently an active studio artist in the Boston area and is an Instructor and the Director of the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA and is a Visiting Faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.   She has held positions at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA and was an Associate Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia until 2007.  Her undergraduate work included the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and she received her BA in Studio Art with a major in Ceramics from Connecticut College, New London, CT in 1990.  She received her MFA from University of Florida in Gainesville, FL in 1998.  She has given workshops and lectures at over seventy-five colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA. 

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts has featured King as an Emerging Artist in 1999, a Demonstrating Artist in 2002, a co-juror with Mark Burns for the 2012 National Student Juried Show and been a lecturer and panelist. She was recently awarded a Brother Thomas Fellowship by the Boston Foundation, Boston, MA. Her work can also be found in numerous publications and periodicals including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Art Papers and Ceramics Monthly.  She has served on the Board of Directors of Studio Potter and currently serves on the board for The Marks Project. She can be contacted via

Kathy King plate with moth and flame on left, studio shot of King at potter's wheel middle, plate with two women kissing on right.