The Mima Weissmann Memorial Fund (2012-2016)
In loving memory of Mima Weissmann, friends and family have contributed to a scholarship fund that has been established by her husband, Dewey Fraser, for the Ceramics Program of the Office for the Arts at Harvard. The generous donations has enabled recipients to study in the educational environment and community that Mima helped to shape during her many years as a valued staff member, teacher, and resident artist.
This fund is no longer in place as of 2016. We thank all of our former recipients for their time and dedication to the ceramic arts within the Ceramics Program.
2015-2016 Mima Weissman Memorial Fund Recipient
Christina Harris recently received her BFA in Ceramics from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. During her study, Harris combined ceramics and textiles in installation to speak to her cross-cultural experience of being an American of Cape Verdean descent. She has also studied Studio Art and Art History at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. Harris has received numerous awards including two Windgate Charitable Foundation Scholarship, a Barbara Rockefeller Scholarship and a Student Leadership Award, Diversity and Social Justice through Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A number of these awards have provided Harris with the opportunity to study at national craft schools such as the Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Harris has been a Teaching Assistant for a number of different instructors and has been an Intern at the Mudflat Pottery School in Somerville, MA.
Former Mima Weissman recipients
IMAGE: work by Christina Harris, 2015-2016 Mima Weissman Recipient