Ceramic Open Studio (ARTX 100, $440) This course offers an exploration of various hand-building techniques (pinch, coil and slab) and basic throwing on the potter’s wheel.  Emphasis is on integrating practical craft and personal expression to create functional and sculptural ceramic forms. Firing techniques, glazing and surface design is also covered. (18 hours) Spring 2019 Schedule --- Section 001: WEDNESDAYS 6pm-8pm, JAN 23 - APR 3, meets for nine sessions. 

Ceramic Workshop (ARTX 110, $200) This course is designed for the advanced student who would like to work on special projects. (8 hours) Winter 2019 Schedule --- Section 001: WEDNESDAYS 6pm-8pm, December 19, January 2, 9, 16.

Raku: Primitive Sophistication (ARTX 150, $440) Raku is a low-temperature Japanese technique involving a very rapid firing cycle; the work is quickly fired and removed from a red-hot kiln --- then quickly reduced and cooled. This provides a remarkable richness of color and surface obtained from neutral or iridescent glazes contrasted against a gray or black clay body. Students learn this conscious return to the direct treatment of clay by using simple forms created either on the wheel or through hand building. Please note: all course materials are included in the tuition. (18 Hours)


Bob Barry is a photographer, ceramic sculptor and functional ceramic artist residing in Brooklyn, New York. As a tenured professor and Division Coordinator of the Performing and Visual Arts at LIU Brooklyn, Barry teaches advanced pottery and sculpture, Honors classes and conducts specialized Raku and wood firing workshops. Barry exhibits his sculpture, pottery and photography internationally. He has had artist residencies in Tokoname Japan, Vallauris France, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock New York and at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. His work can be viewed at Bobosan.com

Doug Fertig is an Adjunct Professor and the ceramic Studio Manager at LIU Brooklyn. He received his Bachelor's of Fine Art from Alfred University in 2008 and a Master of Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz in 2012. Doug has worked for ceramic designers KleinReid and Christopher Spitzmiller, exhibited his work at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ and while studying at New Paltz was the ANDRAH Merit Scholarship recipient. Whenever Doug is not covered in clay, he enjoys considering exercise and anything related to food.

Eric Jean has been teaching ceramics at LIU Brooklyn for over 10 years and specializes in Raku and throwing large forms. He currently is a contributing member of the Brooklyn Project, an experimental propane/wood fired kiln located in downtown Brooklyn. Eric holds an MBA in Business Administration/Finance and a BS in Computer Science.

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School of Professional Studies
Location: Pratt 419
Phone: 718-488-1364
Fax: 718-488-1367
E-mail: scsbrooklyn@liu.edu