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Headshot of David MandelDuring Wintersession, Veep’s David Mandel ’92 returns to his alma mater (where he learned his craft despite skipping classes) to share the craft of comedy writing and paths to Hollywood.

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2020 Mar 19

Gallery 224 Exhibition | Made Here: Selections from the Ceramics Program

Thu - Fri, Mar 19 to Apr 10, 5:00pm - 5:00pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave Allston

ceramic sculpure with smooth surface, angular form, with illustrations of lichenThis exhibition highlights a diverse selection of recent works made by Staff, Artists-In-Residence, Harvard College Undergraduate, Harvard Graduate Students, and Resident...

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2020 Apr 04

Ayumi Horie Visiting Artist Workshop

Sat - Sun, Apr 4 to Apr 5, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

photo of a potter standing in front of a rack of ramen bowls holding a jar.Maine-based potter Ayumi Horie gives her first workshop at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Throwing without water may sound impossible, but Ayumi has used “Dry Throwing” as a viable method to make pots for more than 20 years. Bowls and plates will be covered, along with surface decoration techniques such as mishima, sgraffito, and waterslide decals. This workshop will consist of a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on time for students, so get ready to play!

Artist Bio: Ayumi Horie is a full-time studio potter based in Maine, who layers color and drawings of animals to create narratives that are grounded in American and Japanese folk traditions and comics. In 2015, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellow in Craft grant from United States Artists. She co-founded The Democratic Cup, a political project that seeks to catalyze conversation through collaborative cups made by more than two dozen artists. She runs Pots In Action, a curatorial project on Instagram that features international ceramics and guest hosts from all over the world. In 2016 she created Portland Brick, a collaborative public art project, that repairs city sidewalks with bricks made from local clay stamped with past, contemporary, and future memories of Portland. In 2011, she was the first recipient of Ceramics Monthly’s Ceramic Artist of the Year award. She has organized multiple online fundraisers including Obamaware in 2008 and Handmade For Japan in 2011, which has raised over $100,000 for disaster relief. She has served on multiple boards including that of the Archie Bray Foundation and currently is a trustee at the American Craft Council and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has taught and lectured nationally and internationally for the past 20 years.... Read more about Ayumi Horie Visiting Artist Workshop

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2020 Apr 18

Exhibition: What Was I Thinking? New work by Shawn Panepinto

Sat Apr 18 (All day) to Fri Jun 5 (All day)


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

grid of paintings by Shawn PanepintoAn exhibition of new work by Shawn Panepinto. The Ceramics Program is pleased to welcome back former Director of Operations, Shawn Panepinto, for a solo exhibition of new works in watercolor as well as cold...

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