Ceramics

Fall 2016

2017 Mar 03

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ronan Peterson

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Ronan Peterson PitcherPresented by Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us as Ronan Kyle Peterson shares unique process of making highly-surfaced, functional work and his life as a studio potter at Nine Toes Pottery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ronan is in Boston as a Visiting Artist at Mudflat Studio and you can find out more information on his workshop here.

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

 

2017 Mar 04

Visiting Artist Workshop with Kyungmin Park

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

Sculptor Kyungmin Park will demonstrate the construction of her figurative sculptures in porcelain in this one-day workshop. Park will demonstrate how to achieve crisp lines and clean, tight surfaces with simple tools. She will also explore conceptual ideas and talk about the importance of facial expression and symbology within her work. From Park, "A child's untamed imagination can create a new and exciting owrld out of a single object. The combination of an uncorrupted point of view, a strong imagination, overflowing curiosity, and the desire to push boundaries creates a very special mindset particular to children. The adult world, by contrast, restrains the formally infinite imagination by imposing responsibilities and practical concerns. Society puts limits on the way we, as individuals, can perceive things, and as an artist I an interested in expanding these confines."

2017 Mar 14

Visiting Artist Lecture with Paul Sacaridiz

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO MARCH 14TH!

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at HarvardPaul Sacaridiz

Join us as Paul Sacaridiz speaks to the development of his sculptural ceramic work, use of installation formats in exhibition and what directions his work might take in the future. In addition to being a studio artist, Sacaridiz recently took on the position of Executive Director ofthe Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

This lecture is free and open to the public. NEW RSVP here.

2017 Apr 21

Visiting Artist Workshop with John Oles

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

John OlesPresented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed for those who seek to expand their vocabulary of ceramic forms and techniques, break out of a rut, or inject some new energy into an uninspired studio practice. We will explore techniques used to create wheel thrown and altered pieces based on traditional pottery forms, combined with hand built elements to construct unique functional and sculptural vessels in porcelain. Techniques as stretching, altering and darting, and the use of found objects to apply texture. Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to engage in an open dialogue and presentation of sources of inspiration, as well as the significance of the hand made object in the context of contemporary material culture.