Ceramics

Kathi Tighe

Kathi Tighe

Teaching Assistant, Ceramics Program

M.A.Ed. Lesley University, Boston, MA. Studio potter for over 30 years.

Casey Zeng

Casey Zeng

Teaching Assistant and Staff, Ceramics Program

BS in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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.

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2017 Jan 17

Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

Jan 17 (All day) to Feb 10 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224, Ceramics Program

Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

This exhibition features ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2016 course, Mat Read more about Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

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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2016 Dec 08

Exhibition: Ceramics Program Resident Artists and Instructors

Dec 08, 4:00pm to Jan 02, 5:00pm

Location: 

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

Under One Roof: Ceramics Program Resident Artists and InstructorsClaudia Olds Goldie

Dates: December 8, 2016 through January 2, 2017.
Gallery 224 Hours: Thursday, 12/8: 4pm - 8pm;
Friday - Sunday, 12/9  through 12/11: 10am - 7pm;
all other dates by appointment - please email gallery224@fas.harvard.edu.
Location: Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

This exhibition features the work of 12 Instructors for the Ceramics Program Spring 2017 term and 15 current Ceramics Program Resident Artists. This exhibition is also part of this year's Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale happening December 8 - 11, 2016. 
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2017 Jan 17

Wintersession: HAND MADE MUGS

Repeats every day until Fri Jan 20 2017 .
2:00pm to 5:00pm

2:00pm to 5:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Cabot House

Dates: January 17-20
Days/Times: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm 
Level: All levels; no previous experience required.
InstructorZac MickelsonInstructor, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 
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2017 Jan 17

Wintersession: PRINTMAKING ON CLAY

Repeats every day until Fri Jan 20 2017 .
10:00am to 1:00pm

10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Cabot House

Dates: January 17-20
Days/Times: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm 
Level/Requirements: All levels; no previous experience required.
InstructorKathy King, Director of Education, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
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2016 Nov 21

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ian M. Petrie

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Join us for a lecture from emerging talent Ian M. Petrie who is currently the Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA.

Petrie's exquisite illustrative and narrative ceramics turn utilitarian ware on it's head. Petrie is an artist hell-bent on the synthesis of ceramics (or: “pottery") and sequential art (or: “comics”) and will discuss how he achieves this in his contemporary ceramic work.

This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2017 Mar 04

Visiting Artist Workshop with Kyungmin Park

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:

Sculptor Kyungmin Park will demonstrate the construction of her figurative sculptures in porcelain in this one-day workshop. Park will demonstrate how to achieve crisp lines and clean, tight surfaces with simple tools. She will also explore conceptual ideas and talk about the importance of facial expression and symbology within her work. From Park, "A child's untamed imagination can create a new and exciting owrld out of a single object. The combination of an uncorrupted point of view, a strong imagination, overflowing curiosity, and the desire to push boundaries creates a very special mindset particular to children. The adult world, by contrast, restrains the formally infinite imagination by imposing responsibilities and practical concerns. Society puts limits on the way we, as individuals, can perceive things, and as an artist I an interested in expanding these confines."

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2016 Dec 08

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale

Dec 08 (All day) to Dec 11 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Runs: December 8-11
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, from 4-8 pm 
Show and Sale continues Friday, December 9, 10 am-7 pm
Saturday, December 10, 10 am-7 pm
Sunday, December 11, 10 am-7 pm

More than seventy artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work in this annual exhibition. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. Free cups made by the exhibiting artists will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the festive opening reception. More information>

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2017 Feb 11

Visiting Artist Workshop with Michael Kline

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:

North Carolina master potter, Michael Kline, will demonstrate his beautifully thrown multi-part pots, handled bowls, jug forms and a cut-edge plate. Surface demonstrations will include brush-work with pigmented wax resist and slip-inlay techniques. Participants will enjoy a hands-on exercise on brush work. The day will include an hour for lunch (pot-luck) with a slide presentation on the Kline's work, his studio and kilns in North Carolina as well as his use of social media as a contemporary potter.

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