Visiting Scholar lecture with Jane Cook


Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
photo of Jane CookJoin us for a special lecture about the science behind ceramics and glass with Dr. Jane Cook of the Corning Museum of Glass.

Gathering Around the Fire
Fire transforms. To partner with fire in our making is to be unmade ourselves, and made anew, whether one shapes ceramic or glass: they are siblings, alchemically twinned. As are we, the ceramicist and glassmaker. In this lecture, we’ll explore, joyfully, the materials science that digs down to this common vein, and the journey we share, from the atoms on up.

Dr. Jane Cook is the Chief Scientist at the Corning Museum of Glass, and lectures widely on how science can inform artists' work. Jane is a materials engineer with 25 years of expertise in glass, metals, ceramics, and semiconductors, with a Ph.D. in Metalurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked 16 years in Corning corporate R&D, and is inventor on over 30 patent applications.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited; register below to reserve your seat.

A person sticks a rod into a red-hot glass furnace/wood fired kiln

See also: Open to the Public