Course Description

Los Angeles-based and award-winning curator, writer, and educator Jo Lauria is visiting critic of this Professional Critiques mentorship program for advanced ceramics artists. Artists will meet with the critic individually and collectively on a monthly basis as they develop a body of work within a chosen theme. This is an ideal opportunity for ceramicists who may benefit from professional guidance in preparation for entering competitions, gallery representation, and/or exhibition opportunities. Critiques will focus on aesthetics, strength of conviction, presentation strategies, and development of one’s authentic voice in support of professional attainment within the field of ceramics. The last session will be devoted to a group class wherein each student will present and discuss works completed during the program.


- On meeting weeks, students will meet individually with Jo Lauria during scheduled meeting blocks. In addition, students of both sections will meet together for select times for shared discussion topics and guest presentations. 

- This course does not provide certificate credit.

- Please refer to the Section Notes for details of course format (online, on-campus, etc).



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Section Title
Ceramics Professional Critiques
10:30AM to 1:30PM
Sep 30, 2023 to Dec 09, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
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Course Fee(s)
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Section Notes
  • Course Dates: 9/30, 10/21, 11/11, 12/2 and 12/9
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method:  Synchronous
    • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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