Ceramics

2019 Nov 13

Visiting Artist Workshop with Linda Christianson and George McCauley

Wed - Thu, Nov 13 to Nov 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

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

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

Two-day Masterclass with Linda Christianson and George McCauley
Wednesday & Thursday November 13 & 14, 2019 10am - 5pm each day

Registration Costs: Adult Community $200, Harvard Graduate Students $80.00 and free for Harvard College Undergraduate Students.

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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
Artist Lecture & Opening Reception: October 5, 4-7pm (RSVP for lecture here)

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. 

Read more about this exhibition here: https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics/gallery224/nataliaarbelaez

2019 Sep 05

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

Thu Sep 5 (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, 2019Reception & Lecture: Saturday, September 7, 2019 (RSVP for Artist Lecture)

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.

The process that I developed for this work has me hand-printing vessels and balloons the time to produce a single vase out to 40-plus hours. In that time-frame, I make thousands of decisions about where the profile is heading. Each drop is a waypoint in the design of the object. There is no inside surface vs. outside surface, there is only the object and the space it contains. It’s a really beautiful process. It’s layered with the irony of an American studio artist hand-replicating a 3-d printing process; making work representative of blue and white ware.... 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 20 ***Waitlisted for Adult Community***Pam 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 9 - November 25 ***Waitlisted for Adult Community***Paul 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/13 weeks)

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The Figure

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 5 - November 21 ***Waitlisted for Adult Community***Claudia 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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