Most CE classes continue to be Remote (online). For On Campus and Hybrid classes please read about MassArt COVID Safety Requirements.

Studen Lisa Houck creates politically charged plates in the ceramics studio.



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Collins 203

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Design and fabricate individualized place settings, serving dishes, teapots, and vases. Employing hand-building, the potter’s wheel, plaster molds, and various kiln-firing techniques (stoneware, soda, low-fire) students are able to create pottery that is useful as well as personally expressive. Frequent demonstrations, lectures, and dialogue with the instructor enable beginners as well as experienced workers to expand their vision and portfolio.


This class will be held on campus.

For classes held on campus, students are required to submit proof of COVID vaccination prior to the start of their class. You will be able to do this after you are registered for your class. Visit the MassArt website for all Health and Safety updates.

Students are required to follow current COVID protocols such as social distancing and masking that are in effect at the time of their class on campus. Registered students should activate their Net IDs (campus email). Contact to activate your MassArt email and for other technology related questions.

Please note that cost increases related to covid have necessitated an increase in the audit price.

Registrations will close on Monday, January 10 to allow for participants to prepare for on-campus requirements.



This class is fully enrolled.

Contact to be placed on a waitlist.

Ben Ryterband is Professor of Ceramics at MassArt where he has taught since 1974. Between 1969 and 1970 he was a potter’s apprentice in Japan. Since that time he has exhibited in galleries and colleges nationally and most recently received first place awards in Massachusetts State of Clay exhibitions. Ben received his BA from Antioch … Read more