Visiting Artist Workshop with Justin Rothshank


Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10:00am to 5:00pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

In this workshop, Justin Rothshank will focus on making his own ceramic forms on the wheel. He will then introduce how to transfer imagery onto ceramic work using a laser printer and decal paper. An overview of image preparation, printing decals onto decal paper, transferring decals onto greenware and glazed ware, layering of decals, using commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals. You will learn how to use and fire decals in all kinds of kilns, and we'll specifically talk about electric kilns and soda kilns. 

The cost for this one-day workshop with Justin Rothshank: Free for Harvard Undergraduate students; $50 for Harvard Graduate students; $125 for adults enrolled in a course; $225 for adults not enrolled in a course. To register, download our registration form here or email Shawn Panepinto at
Questions? Email Kathy King at

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Artist Biography:

Justin Rothshank has been working as a studio ceramic artist in Goshen, Indiana since 2009. In 2001 he co-founded the Union Project, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA. Justin’s ceramic work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including articles in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter, The Log Book, and Neue Keramik. He has been a presenter, panelist, visiting artist, and artist-in-residence at numerous universities, schools, conferences, and art centers throughout the United States and abroad. His functional and decorative ceramic ware is available for purchase in more than two dozen galleries and gift shops around the country. Justin was presented with an Award of Excellence by the American Craft Council in February 2009. In 2007 he was recognized by Ceramics Monthly Magazine as an Emerging Artist. He has also been awarded an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, a 2007 Work of Art Award from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the 2005 Decade of Servant Leadership Award from Goshen College, and was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2005

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