Events

    2018 May 10

    Ceramics Program Spring Show & Sale 2018

    Thu May 10 (All day) to Sun May 13 (All day)

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Save the date!

    our next Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale will be held May 10-13, 2018

    Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Friday, May 11
    Saturday, May 12
    Sunday, May 13

    Location: 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134 | Directions

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    2018 Apr 20

    Visiting Artist Workshop with Walter Keeler

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at HarvardWalter Keeler

    We are honored to welcome UK potter, Walter Keeler, back to the Ceramics Program for a workshop dedicated to long-time Ceramics Program staff member and friend of Keeler - Terry Hass. Keeler stated, "I love giving workshops, but this one is very special, it is for Terry - loved by all of us - and will celebrate her love of making pottery,  her warmth and generosity of spirit." All proceeds from the event will go to fund scholarships to the Ceramics Program in Terry's name. ... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Walter Keeler

    2018 Apr 07

    Just Press Play! - Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

    Sat - Sun, Apr 7 to Apr 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

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

    April 7 & 8, 2018
    10am - 4pm each day
    Potluck lunch for those who wish to bring a dish to share

    Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

    Join us in welcoming Jason Bige Burnett and Sunshine Cobb to explore a range of surface treatments while sharing stories and their experiences as contemporary ceramic artists. Whether your work is functional or sculptural, this workshop will provide you with a chance to explore, experiment and learn. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at the various techniques covered in the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.... Read more about Just Press Play! - Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

    2018 Feb 20

    Visiting Artist Lecture with Fred Herbst

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by: Harvard Ceramics Program

    Join us in welcoming ceramic artist and educator Fred Herbst to the Ceramics Program to tell us about his unique collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass.

     Fred Herbst: Material Collaborations

    headshot of Fred Herbst.
    Fred Herbst will give a lecture at the Ceramics Program on February 20, 2018.

     A unique woodfired kiln was developed by ceramic artist and educator Fred Herbst in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass in 2008. This kiln design was built in order to fire ceramics and blow glass simultaneously using renewable wood fuel. Two kilns have been built, one at Corning Community College in Corning, New York and one at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, where they both continue to reveal new possibilities with clay and glass.

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    2018 Feb 13

    New Voices Lecture with Katie Fee

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Ceramic Pitcher by Katie Fee
    Ceramic Pitcher by Katie Fee. Image courtesy of the artist.
    Presented By: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    The "New Voices Lectures" are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art.

    Katie Fee received her B.A. in Studio Art and Geology from William & Mary where she completed an honors research thesis in soda fired pottery. In 2017, she completed her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in ceramics at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her artwork is inspired by the temporal relationship between geologic landscape and human activity. Fee has been the Summer Assistant at Peters Valley School of Crafts and a Winter Resident at Penland School of Crafts. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Mudflat Studio.

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    2018 Feb 01

    Visiting Artist Demonstration with Ben Owen III

    1:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Presented by: Harvard CeramicsBen Owen III


    Join us in welcoming master potter Ben Owen III for a half-day demonstration of his throwing process and lecture on his work and his role within the lineage of makers from Seagrove, North Carolina. Born into a traditional pottery family, he was first introduced to clay by his grandfather when he was eight years old. Ben’s natural talent and unusual level of interest led to an apprenticeship with his grandfather and father at age 13. Through high school, he carefully studied the shapes, glazes, and traditions of the Owen aesthetic and learned to appreciate the history and legacy of generations of craft. This event, in part, celebrates the exhibition of his work at Pucker Gallery.

    Demonstration: 1:00-4:00 pm
    Slide lecture: 5:00-6:00 pm

    This event is free to Harvard Undergraduates and Graduate students. For adults enrolled in a Spring course at Harvard Ceramics Program, the fee for this workshop is $20. For those not enrolled in a course for the Spring term, the fee for this course is $50. Download a registration form here. For questions regarding the event, email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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    2018 Jan 22

    Exhibition: Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication | Harvard Graduate School of Design SCI-6317

    Mon Jan 22 (All day) to Tue Feb 13 (All day)

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by: Harvard Ceramics Program and Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Exhibition Dates: January 22 - February 13, 2018An experimental ceramic project of the Harvard GSD course "Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication"
    Reception: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:00-7:00pm


    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
    224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

    This exhibition will feature ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2017 course, Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication.

    Gallery hours are 10am - 5pm each day.... Read more about Exhibition: Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication | Harvard Graduate School of Design SCI-6317

    2017 Dec 07

    Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017

    Thu - Sun, Dec 13 to Dec 16, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Holiday Show and Sale
    Opening Reception:

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, 4pm - 8PM 

    Friday, December 8, 10am - 7pm
    Saturday, December 9, 10am - 7pm
    Sunday, December 10, 10am- 7pm

    Location: 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134 | Directions

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    The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard will present its annual Holiday Show and Sale December 7-10, 2017 in its state-of-the art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts.... Read more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017

    2017 Nov 17

    New Voices Lecture with Mia Riley

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

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

    Mia Riley is an emerging ceramic artist and new intern to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Coming from Alberta, Canada she has called many cities, towns and tents her home and finds inspiration in the landscapes where she resides. In her career she is interested in the connections between history, tradition and technology and has worked for some of Alberta's most involved arts organizations including Medalta Potteries, a historical clay museum and artist residency. She is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design where she received the 2016 Board of Governor’s Award for Academic Excellence in Ceramics. Earlier this year she completed a residency at the Banff Centre, where she undertook artistic research into the major natural disasters that have affected her home in the past decade.... Read more about New Voices Lecture with Mia Riley

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    2017 Nov 10

    Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Presented by: Ceramics Program Bai Ming
     

    From the Yugan, Jiangxi province, Bai Ming is a world-renowned Chinese ceramic artist, painter, writer and teacher. Join us in welcoming him to Boston for a demonstration of his process. This workshop coincides with Bai Ming's visit to the Boston area for his solo exhibition at the Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA.... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming

    2017 Nov 07

    Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

    Registration Closed 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Presented by: Ceramics ProgramRon Nagel, Lobster Cup

    State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics by Nancy M. Servis

    This lecture is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. To register, please RSVP here or email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

    From pottery to sculptural expression, Nancy M. Servis unveils the dynamic variety of ceramics found in Northern California. Long recognized as a vital and populous state with extensive clay deposits, California has been the home of refined vessel-makers and artistic rule-breakers for over 75 years, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her image-illustrated presentation, State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics contextualizes clay's extensive use that includes stylistic architecture in Oakland, impassioned potters like... Read more about Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

    2017 Oct 07

    From the Cerebral Dimestore

    Sat Oct 7 (All day) to Fri Dec 1 (All day)

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Mark Burns
    "Plague in Lavender (HIV)" Mark Burns, 2017. 20"H x 13"W x 8"D. Porcelain, wood, glass. Glazed.
    Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents:

    From the Cerebral Dimestore

    Mark Burns, 2016-2018 Artist In Residence

    New work in Memento Mori, executed at the Ceramics Program 2016-2017... Read more about From the Cerebral Dimestore

    2017 Oct 05

    Stuart Gair Visiting Artist Lecture

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Join us as we welcome 2017-2018 Artist in Residence Stuart Gair to Boston! 

    RSVP for this free event here.Stuart Gair

    Stuart will be the instructor for Absolute Beginners as well as On and Off the Wheel.

    Stuart Gair received his MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017 and was featured as an Emerging Artist in the May 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Gair received his Bachelors of Art and Sciences in History at Ohio University, Athens, OH where he went on to do Post-Baccalaureate work in ceramics. Gair has been a Summer Resident at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT as well as a Watershed Artist in Residence and Salad Days Artist in Residence at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME.... Read more about Stuart Gair Visiting Artist Lecture

    2017 Oct 03

    Seth Rainville Visiting Artist Lecture

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Join us as we welcome 2017-18 Artist in Residence Seth Rainville to the Ceramics Program! Seth Rainville

    Seth is the instructor for two courses this fall, Surface and Form and Time Travel with the Vessel Form. Come get to know Seth Rainville and his work during this free lecture. RSVP here.

    Seth Rainville is a potter, educator, and curator living in New Bedford, MA. His dedication to his craft and passion for promoting the arts and artists has given Seth the ability to engage in a multi-faceted career. Rainville received his BFA from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and has taught at multiple programs including Falmouth Art Center, South County Art Association and has held the title of Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator at the New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford, MA. Rainville sits on the Advisory Board of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and formerly sat on the Advisory Board of the Arizona State University Ceramic Research Center in Tempe, AZ.... Read more about Seth Rainville Visiting Artist Lecture

    2017 Sep 30

    Harvard SEAS | MIT 3D Ceramic Printing Master Class with Bryan Czibesz

    Sat - Sun, Oct 6 to Oct 7, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arts at MIT Bryan Czibesz

    Workshop Description:
    Bryan Czibesz, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, will lead a hands-on workshop and “build-out” on Ceramic 3D Printing for Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and MIT students at the Ceramics Program. A 3D printer will be constructed during his visit that can be accessed by students after the workshop for research purposes. Czibesz is an artist grounded in the tradition of object making who asks questions of authorship and authenticity through varying degrees of engagement and dislocation between the hand and material manipulation. photo credit (right): Richard Burkett, San Diego State University

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    2017 Sep 05

    Show and Tell Exhibition

    Tue Sep 5 (All day) to Fri Sep 29 (All day)

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by Gallery 224, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvardflamingo
    Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, September 5th - Friday, September 29th
    Opening Celebration (Pot-Luck and BYOB) - Friday, September 8th, 4pm - 6pm*

    Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm or by appointment

    We all love our stuff! The exhibition "Show and Tell" pulls from the personal collections of members of the Ceramics Program community and highlights beloved objects from the mundane, the precious to pure kitsch. Individuals were asked to submit objects from their own collections and describe their object on paper. Exhibited alongside the object, the description tells us about both the object and the place it holds in the owner's home and/or their heart.

    The opening celebration for "Show and Tell" on Friday, September 8th, invites everyone to get to know members of our Ceramics Program community and celebrate our common love of the ceramic object - in whatever form that may take.... Read more about Show and Tell Exhibition

    2017 Jul 24

    Visiting Artist Workshop & Lecture with Don Reynolds

    1:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

    Workshop: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (registration required)

    Lecture: 5:30 - 6:30 pm (the lecture is free and open to the public).

    Workshop Description

    Don ReynoldsExplore surface with one of the most colorful personalities in clay, Don Reynolds, who hails from the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY.  Reynolds tries to never produce pots that will match the sofa – unless you live in Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Driven by color, pattern and textures (and an outrageous sense of humor), Reynolds will demonstrate surface techniques using underglaze, wax and glaze that provide his distinctive bold surfaces. This workshop is perfect for those looking for a new direction for their work or interested in learning layering techniques using bright color that both sing and dance (don't be afraid to tip)!... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop & Lecture with Don Reynolds

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