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Visit an Artist Series



Visit an Artist Series: Joanna Mark

Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

This week we will be in our very own backyard with a visit to the home studio of Boston-area, ceramic artist Joanna Mark. Joanna is both a studio participant at the Harvard Ceramics Program as well an instructor of handbuilding themed classes. Joanna will demonstrate her process of creating boxes and planters with slabs and then applying her unique, textured surfaces to them.

Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at [email protected]

Artist Biography:

Joanna Mark has been working in clay for 40 years, and specializes in functional and sculptural ware. Her work has been shown at Fuller Craft Museum, State of Clay (2012 Merit Award) and various galleries up and down the East Coast. She has been an instructor for the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard for the courses "Slab Happy" and "Hand in Hand".

Headshot of Joanna Mark smiling left, ceramic box made by Joanna Mark on right.



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VAAS-MARK.01
Ceramics Program, OFA
Zoom
Mark 7/10 - 7/10 Fr 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Visit an Artist Series: Kathy King

Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

During this event, the Director of the Ceramics Program will step from behind the Zoom and be featured instead from her home studio in East Walopole, Massachusetts.  King will demonstrate preparing for and executing the technique of sgraffito on functional pots and sculptural wall hangings. King will discuss the vocabulary of images she chooses in her work, often pertaining to feminist and LGBTQi issues.

Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at [email protected]

Artist Biography:

Kathy King is currently an active studio artist in the Boston area and is an Instructor and the Director of the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA and is a Visiting Faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.   She has held positions at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA and was an Associate Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia until 2007.  Her undergraduate work included the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and she received her BA in Studio Art with a major in Ceramics from Connecticut College, New London, CT in 1990.  She received her MFA from University of Florida in Gainesville, FL in 1998.  She has given workshops and lectures at over seventy-five colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA. 

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts has featured King as an Emerging Artist in 1999, a Demonstrating Artist in 2002, a co-juror with Mark Burns for the 2012 National Student Juried Show and been a lecturer and panelist. She was recently awarded a Brother Thomas Fellowship by the Boston Foundation, Boston, MA. Her work can also be found in numerous publications and periodicals including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Art Papers and Ceramics Monthly.  She has served on the Board of Directors of Studio Potter and currently serves on the board for The Marks Project. She can be contacted via www.kathykingart.com.

Kathy King plate with moth and flame on left, studio shot of King at potter's wheel middle, plate with two women kissing on right.

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VAAS-KING.01
Ceramics Program, OFA
Zoom
King 7/7 - 7/7 Tu 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM