Shea Burke Artist In Residence Workshop 

Coil vessels by Shea BurkeSaturday, July 16, 2022

10am – 4pm

Join us for a one-day, hands-on workshop with 2021 – 22 Artist in Residence Shea Burke to explore coil-built vessels. Shea’s unique method of coiling large-scale vesselswill be first demonstrated along with a visual presentation of their work and influences. In the afternoon, participants will be provided with clay and tools to try their hand at coiling. For those who are not registered with the Ceramics program, but would like their work bisque-fired, we can provide that service at a rate of 4 cents per cubic inch in addition to the cost of registration.


Shea is a ceramic artist from Rochester New York. Their work employs the ceramic vessel as a container for thoughts and histories around their Black biracial ancestry. Shea dreams of their role as a future ancestor themself. Shea received their BFA from Alfred University in 2017 and an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. They were the recipient of a Zenobia Award for a residency at Watershed Ceramics in 2018.


Cost: $25 for Harvard College Undergraduates, $100 for adults and Harvard Graduate students enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program, and $125 for those not enrolled in a course. There is a 50% discount for BIPOC artists for this event. Email Kathy King, Director at for the discount code!

Registration for this workshop will open on April 12.


close up of coil texture and a portrait of Shea Burke