Arthur Halvorsen

Arthur Halvorsen

Instructor, Ceramics Program
Photo of Arthur Halvorsen smiling with a shirt showing lobster claws, brick background.
Arthur Halvorsen (he/him/his) received his BFA in Ceramics from the Maine College of Art ‘07. His artwork uses bright colors, textures and patterns on earthenware, inclusive of found objects, or tacks, screws and nails fired directly into the clay. During the pandemic, he created semi permanent and permanent murals throughout the Boston area with spray paint on walls and plywood. Arthur tends to gather inspiration from print advertisements, coloring books, children's story books, tattoos and neon lights… just to name a few. He is based in Somerville MA at Mudflat Studios, where he teaches community classes and workshops as well as at Harvard Ceramics in Allston MA & Lesley University in Cambridge MA. Arthur has taken part in short term residencies and taught workshops at craft institutions including Penland School of Craft, Penland NC, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle ME and Haystack Mountain Craft School, Deer Isle ME and Snow Farm in the Berkshires, MA. His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Studio Potter, and ArtScope Magazine. Arthur was recently featured and interviewed for his work in the community with spray paint murals on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and on Boston stations, WCVB TV’s News Magazine “Chronicle.” and NBC’s new home improvement show “Kodiak Renovations” (Due out in 2022).In 2019 Arthur was recognized as a Brother Thomas Fellow and thus a recipient of the cash award for his work as an artist and educator in the field of ceramics within the Boston area.

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