Ceramics

2019 Nov 13

Visiting Artist Workshop with Linda Christianson and George McCauley

(All day)

Location: 

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

Linda Christianson and George McCauleyTwo-day Masterclass with Linda Christianson and George McCauley
Wednesday & Thursday November 13 & 14, 2019
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Complete registration information will be available on July 29 HERE

Potters Linda Christianson and George McCauley have a combined "100 years of experience, travels, workshop

Top: image of a candle holder by George McCauley; bottom, Toast Plates by Linda Christianson
Top: image of a candle holder by George McCauley; bottom, Toast Plates by Linda Christianson
histories, exhibitions, stories, studio work and teaching experience.” This two-day Master Class addresses form, surface and a variety of firing methods. Both feel strongly about form as an essential element in their work. The artists will discuss their own specific surface treatments and experience in firing including atmospheric firing, soda, wood and low temperature wood firing.... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Linda Christianson and George McCauley
2019 Oct 05

Gallery 224 Exhibition: Passages of Absence - Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-19 Artist In Residence

Sat Oct 5 (All day) to Fri Nov 1 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

figure reclining in grass wearing a large, round, metallic maskPassages of Absence
Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-19 Artist in Residence

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Exhibition dates: October 5 - November 1, 2019
Opening Reception: October 5, 5-7pm

A collection of historical and cultural significant Colombian passages. Events, myths, rituals, and people have been researched and collected to influence a body of work that comes from the absence of it being bestowed. Recreating and reliving through work allows for the reclaiming of the passages and continuing to guide as a contributor.
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2019 Sep 03

Gallery 224 Exhibition: Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence

Tue Sep 3 (All day) to Fri Sep 27 (All day)

Location: 

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

Sculpture by Colby Charpentier, 2019Devitrified 
Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist in Residence 
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Exhibition Dates: September 3 - 27, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2019

This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at Harvard Ceramics, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay.... Read more about Gallery 224 Exhibition: Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence

Kyle Johns

Kyle Johns

2019-20 Ceramics Program Artist in Residence
Instructor, Ceramics Program

Kyle grew up around Chicago, Illinois. Following his newly found passion for clay Kyle transferred to Southern Illinois University...

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Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

Instructor, Ceramics Program
Resident Artist, Ceramics Program
Mary Kenny is a sculptor, animator, sewer, and crafter. She holds degrees from UMass Dartmouth and the California Institute of the Arts.  She is currently... Read more about Mary Kenny

Slab Happy and Beyond!

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 4 - November 20Pam Gorgone
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Peter Berry, Pam Gorgone, Joanna Mark, Delanie Wise

Course description: This course will cover a variety of hand-building techniques with a primary focus on slab built work using both hard and soft slabs. The class will also include demonstrations of both coil and pinch techniques to provide the student with a range of hand-building options.  We will also explore a range of surface decorating processes including glazing, Mishima, and stamping. This class will help beginners to think about surfaces in new ways, while advanced students will explore better composition and development of personal vision. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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Rethinking Pinch-Forming

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 4 - November 20Paul Briggs
Days/Times: Mondays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor:Paul Briggs

Course description: Join 2019-20 Artist in Residence Paul Briggs in focusing on ceramic pinch pots as much more than an introductory hand building process. Today increasing numbers of ceramists are pinch-forming vessels and have found the method to be far more than an introduction to clay, but a technique for creative expression in ceramics on par with all others. Pinch forming isn't a fast process and one must be mindful in ways that are quite different than working with slabs or throwing on the potter's wheel. To pinch well, one must slow down, focus, and feel the clay during every pinch. Today, given that our way of being is fast paced, and we are constantly plugged into technology and social media, once students settle themselves down into the process, they may find pinching to be meditative, quieting process during which they can turn off the brain chatter. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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The Figure

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 5 - November 21Claudia Olds Goldie
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course description:While learning to create figures that are proportionate, expressive, and anatomically correct, we will explore ways to create narrative and psychological content. Looking at images of historical and contemporary sculpture, we will consider ways in which the figure, with or without a specific context, creates a story for the viewer to interpret or be drawn into. We will work from photos, imagination, as well a live figure model. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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2019 Sep 09

Kogei-Kyoto Ceramic Artist Demonstrations

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

ceramic sculpture of a seated deer by IMAI MakimasaKogei-Kyoto Artists Demonstrations
Monday, September 9 2019
10am-5pm

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is proud to host four influential ceramic artists from the artists group,
Kogei-Kyoto crafts collective of Kyoto, Japan to share their techniques for creating their works in clay. Two simultaneous artist demonstrations in the morning by 
Makimasa Imai and Takehiro Kato and two demonstrations in the afternoon by Teruko Ide and Ryozo Shibata will give registered participants the opportunity to appreciate the range of techniques used by these artists.... Read more about Kogei-Kyoto Ceramic Artist Demonstrations

2019 Jun 21

Gallery 224 Reception: These Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

These Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

Exhibition Dates: June 17 - July 5th
Reception: Friday, June 21st, 5 - 7pm 

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

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2019 Jul 11

Gallery 224 Exhibition: Mary Roettger

Thu Jul 11 (All day) to Fri Aug 23 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

spiral-shaped ceramic sculpture
Gyrus, Mary Roettger.
Mary Roettger
Exhibition dates: July 11 - August 23, 2019
Opening Reception: July 11, 2019 5-8pm

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

This exhibition of work by Mary Roettger (1956-2017) honors and commemorates a former Harvard Ceramics Program instructor and artist in residence. Mary was a gifted teacher, who inspired beginning and advanced students with challenging, in-depth projects which expanded their expressive potential and technical abilities. In homage to the breadth and depth of Mary’s teaching and creative practice, this exhibition will present a wide range of her work so that students, professionals and the general public are able to learn from her evolution.
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