Events

    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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    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 14

    Feminist Archaeology: Opening Exhibition Talk with Jennifer Bornstein

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Jennifer Bornstein RI’15 is an internationally exhibited artist who works in diverse media, including video, 16-millimeter film, sculpture, and printmaking. Her exhibition titled "Feminist Archaeology" is an interdisciplinary art project consisting of an original video projection with accompanying prints and sculptures. The exhibition explores different strains of feminism, which Bornstein has experienced both personally and through her research.

    Presented byRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study... Read more about Feminist Archaeology: Opening Exhibition Talk with Jennifer Bornstein

    2017 Nov 14

    Becoming Sensitive: Experimentations between Art, Science and Politics, A Talk by Frédérique Aït-Touati

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Farkas Hall, Room 203, 10-12 Holyoke St.

    Frederique Ait-Touati | Becoming Sensitive: Experimentations between Art, Science and PoliticsIn this talk, Frédérique Aït-Touati will discuss how performing research can be a way to develop creative relationships between art and theory.

    Presented by: Critical Media Practice, Theater, Dance & Media and the Mahindra Humanities Center’s France and the World Seminar... Read more about Becoming Sensitive: Experimentations between Art, Science and Politics, A Talk by Frédérique Aït-Touati

    2017 Oct 30

    Lightbox Gallery Talk: The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis through the Archives

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Nov 17 2017 except Fri Nov 03 2017, Fri Nov 10 2017.
    12:30pm to 1:15pm

    12:30pm to 1:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

    Theresa Huntsman, publications data manager for the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, and Megan Schwenke, senior archivist/records manager of the Harvard Art Museums Archives, will highlight the history of Sardis using an interactive digital tool.

    Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Lightbox Gallery Talk: The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis through the Archives

    2017 Oct 23

    Artist Talk: Matt Keegan

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Level 3, Bookshop , Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

    Matt Keegan’s exhibition at the Carpenter Center continues his long-standing exploration of language, materials, and identity formation. Replicate, Keegan’s first institutional solo presentation in the US, includes his recent video, Generation (2016), alongside sculpture, and two new site specific commissions—a hanging textile and a cardboard-lattice work made in response to the Sert Gallery space.

    Exhibition dates: Oct 19, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018... Read more about Artist Talk: Matt Keegan

    2017 Oct 13

    Book Talk: Ed Halter on Stan Brakhage’s Metaphors on Vision

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    CRC/bookshop, Level 3, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

    Out of print for over 40 years, Stan Brakhage’s landmark Metaphors on Vision has been republished by Anthology Film Archives and Light Industry. Ed Halter, curator, critic, scholar and co-founder of Light Industry, discusses this influential book.

    Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts... Read more about Book Talk: Ed Halter on Stan Brakhage’s Metaphors on Vision

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