Ezra Shales, professor, History of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Focus on works in wood and clay, and analyze avant-garde craft to see how it represents both the purposeful break with convention and the recuperation of lost traditions.
Individual sessions: members, $28, nonmembers, $35.
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Above: Greg Payce, The Transit of Venus, 2013. Porcelain. Claridge Collection.