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

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FILLED - NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

    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 Apr 05

    Visiting Artist Lecture with Natalia Arbelaez

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by: Harvard Ceramics ProgramNatalia Arbelaez

    Join us in welcoming Natalia Arbelaez to the Ceramics Program to speak about her work. 

    Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, where she received an Enrichment Fellowship.... Read more about Visiting Artist Lecture with Natalia Arbelaez

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    2018 Apr 02

    Visiting Artist Lecture with Anne Eder

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Anne EderPresented by: Harvard Ceramics Program

    Join us in welcoming Anne Eder to the lectern to tell us about her interdisciplinary studio practice. Anne uses clay as a sculptural element in her installations and photographic work. Anne is a familiar face at the Ceramics Program as a staff member.

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    2018 Feb 23

    Exhibition | Hand Code: Makers in Proximity

    Fri Feb 23 (All day) to Sat Mar 24 (All day)

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Gallery 224 at the Harvard Ceramics Program PresentsImage of hands forming a clay pot and a 3D printer nozzle extruding clay

    HAND CODE: Makers in Proximity

    Exhibition Dates: February 23 – March 24
    Closing Reception & Panel Seminar:  Saturday March 24, 3-6pm

    Location: Gallery 224 at Harvard Ceramics Program
    224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

    Two makers, one room, one material. One is spinning pots on an electric potter’s wheel. Another is creating digital designs, sending them to a 3D printer and tending to that machine’s manners of extruding. They are both working in clay. What forms do they produce? What do these very different approaches to creating look like in contrast to one another? What does a 3D Printer look like? How does a potter work in our current time? What can be learned from seeing these two makers in proximity to one another?... Read more about Exhibition | Hand Code: Makers in Proximity

    2018 Feb 13

    New Voices Lecture with Katie Fee

    Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Katie McFeePresented 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.... Read more about New Voices Lecture with Katie Fee

    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.

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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 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 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 Jul 19

    Visiting Artist Workshop with Phoebe Cummings

    10:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Phoebe Cummings
    Antediluvian Swag, Phoebe Cummings, 2016. clay, wire, steel. New Art Centre.
    During this workshop you will work with artist Phoebe Cummings from the UK to explore the potential of sprig molding and hand building techniques.  Two-dimensional designs will be used as a starting point to create simple press molds, from which you will construct and adapt into more elaborate three-dimensional forms.  This class will consider relationships between historic design and contemporary sculpture.  An artist talk will be held at lunch time.

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    2017 Feb 17

    Visiting Artist Trisha Baga

    3:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Trisha BagaTrisha Baga
    Public Workshop
    Fri, Feb 17, 3­–5:30 pm
    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard: 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02478

    Followed by a video screening and reception next door at the Harvard Ed Portal from 5:30 - 7 pm

    As the 2017 Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard, Trisha Baga will lead an open ceramics session and screening at Harvard Ceramics Program on Feb 17. The event will be the culmination of workshops with VES students that explore the performative and political capacities of clay.

    Free and open to the public. RSVP here.... Read more about Visiting Artist Trisha Baga

    2016 Aug 29

    Salvador Jiménez-Flores: Nadie descubrió las Américas | No One Discovered the Americas

    Mon - Sat, Sep 3 to Sep 29, 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

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

    title wall

    Exhibition Dates: Monday, August 29–Saturday, September 24
    Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 57 PMRelated Event: Workshop with Salvador Jiménez-Flores with Israel Davis, Saturday, September 10 (registration required)

    Exhibition Description:

    The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present an exhibition by our 2015-2017 Artist-In-Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores.... Read more about Salvador Jiménez-Flores: Nadie descubrió las Américas | No One Discovered the Americas

    2015 Aug 25

    Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island

    Tue - Sun, Aug 28 to Sep 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

    Residency + Exhibition
    Aug 25-Sep 20, 2015

    With "or, The Other Island," the Brooklyn-based collective Mare Liberum will transform the iconic ramp, Level 3 gallery and adjacent terrace at the Carpenter Center into a boat workshop and library, a site for a series of participatory workshops, and an installation of work relating to the collective’s multi-year inquiry into landscape, utopia, watercraft and water as a commons. 

    The title of the exhibition⎯drawn from Michel Tournier’s novel Friday (1967), a retelling of Defoe's Crusoe (1719)⎯can be taken as a...

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