Ceramics

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 Jul 24

Visiting Artist Workshop with Don Reynolds

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

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 with Don Reynolds

2017 Aug 04

Visiting Artist Workshop with Tom Jaszczak and Mike Helke

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

Mike Helke & Tom Jaszczak
L-R: Mike Helke; Tom Jaszczak

Join us for a two-person demonstration by Mike Helke and Tom Jaszczak prior to their joint exhibition at Lacoste Gallery  in Concord, MA, August 5-26.

Both artists explore the vessel in very distinctive ways – Tom Jaszczak celebrates utility through his sublime soda-fired, earthenware forms. His surfaces are inviting with bold graphic lines and bright color contrast the slip covered surface. “I want my pots to be grounded in form and have an identity as a material A successful pot has depth through these processes, obtains humbleness through form and thoughtfulness in function.”

Mike Helke creates bold form that play with the senses – working within two and three dimensions, appearing at times completely flat, only to reveal its volume as you when you handle and experience the work directly. Helke states, “Each piece physically and conceptually records an animate sensibility derived from my experiences. This record is the catalyst for a call and response relationship that exists between maker, object, and user.” Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Tom Jaszczak and Mike Helke

2017 Sep 30

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

Sat - Sun, Sep 30 to Oct 1, 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 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 Apr 28

Contemporary Clay Symposium Rebroadcast

11:00am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum

Event Description:

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This event featured a wide variety of makers who use clay as a part of their artistic practice. Curated by Heather Mae Erickson, Assistant Professor of Art at Western Carolina University, the exhibition

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2017 Jun 05

Visiting Artist Workshop with Shozo Michikawa

1:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at HarvardShozo 1

Workshop Description

Join us in welcoming Michikawa to Boston for his solo exhibition with Lacoste Gallery. Michikawa has exhibited extensively in Japan and around the world, including London, Berlin and New York, the Philippines, Mongolia, France and China. The artist will provide a half-day demonstration of his art making process beginning at 1:00pm. The day will conclude with a slide lecture of his work at 5:00pm. Michikawa is hugely inspired by the power and energy of nature in its every form. It is his belief that nature would ultimately triumph over science and civilizations. The beauty that nature offers such as seen in the formation of rocks, mountains, deserts and the seas are unparalleled and conversely natural disasters brought on by tsunamis, earthquakes and erupting volcanoes cannot be underestimated.

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2017 May 05

Visiting Artist Workshop with Darcy Badiali

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Join us for a one-day workshop and demonstration by California-based artist Darcy Badiali while in Boston exhibiting with Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA. Badiali will demonstrate his process for throwing large-scale forms on the wheel and provide a slide lecture on his work. Badiali makes works that are inspired by nature such as evident in his large white vessels which resemble egg shells. He is inspired by his environment but also intertwined with the materials at hand and at the wheel. There will be a pot-luck lunch during the workshop.

This event is free to registered Ceramics Program students, Harvard Undergraduate and Graduate students. For all others, $25.00 registration fee. To register, email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu or fill in the form here and send in (even if you don't need to pay so that we can hold your spot!)

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2017 Mar 24

Breaking into the Museum - Art + Science at Harvard Panel

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference, Portland, OR

Presented by Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at HarvardBuildings

 

“Breaking into the Museum - Art + Science at Harvard”
Oregon Ballroom 203 (Level 2)
Friday, March 24, 2017 11:00am

Francesca G. Bewer, Research Curator for Conservation and Technical Studies Programs,
Harvard Art Museums (Delivered by Darrah Bowden - Ceramics Associate)
and
Kathy King, Director of Education, Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard, Allston

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2017 Jun 01

Exhibition: Architectural Ceramics Course at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Historic Durant_Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverly Avenue, Newton, MA 02458

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House and GroundsAllison Newsome

Explore striking sculptures created from ceramic pieces stacked together. Students in the Architectural Ceramics course at the Ceramics Program- Office for the Arts at Harvard use architecture as well as the Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds as inspiration for forms that may combine the human figure, animals, fruit or flowers. This show is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts 2017.

Enjoy viewing these intricate works of art while you stroll through the park. Free. The show runs May 13 through June 10.
Artist reception: Thursday, June 1, 4 p.m.

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