Ceramics

2019 Oct 10

Visiting Artist Lecture with Kyle Johns

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Please join us in welcoming Kyle Johns to the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts, one of our incoming 2019-2020 Kyle Johns Artists-in-Residence. Johns will share his work, which is often made from multiple molds and cast in a myriad of colored slips. Johns will be an instructor in the Ceramics Program "Molds and Multiples" class this Fall as well as "Interdisciplinary Projects" and the Harvard Graduate School of Design course SCI-6317.

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2019 Sep 25

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ruth Easterbrook

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Join us in welcoming Ruth Easterbrook to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts as one of Ruth Easterbrookour 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence. Easterbrook will also be an instructor with the program teaching both "Introduction to the Wheel" and "Combined Methods". Easterbrook will present her work and discuss the progression of her career in this visual presentation.

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2019 Sep 30

Visiting Artist Lecture with Paul Briggs

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Join us in welcoming Paul Briggs to the Ceramics Program, Paul Briggs at WorkOffice for the Arts as one of our 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence. Briggs will also be an instructor with the Ceramics Program teaching classes like "Rethinking Pinch Forming". Briggs will discuss his career and progression of hand-built and pinched vessels and sculptures in this visual presentation.

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2019 Nov 16

Visiting Artist Workshop with Linda Christianson and George McCauley

Sat - Sun, Nov 16 to Nov 17, 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
NEW TIME! Saturday and Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019 10am - 5pm each day

Registration Costs: Adult Community $200, Adult Community enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program $150, 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 Johns found his passion for working with clay at Oakton Community College. Kyle then transferred to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) where he began studying under Paul Dresang and Matt Wilt. Following undergraduate, Kyle received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University, studying with Brad Schwieger, Tom Bartel, Alex Hibbitt, and Chuck Mcweeny. While at Ohio University, Kyle participated in a six week residency at The International Ceramics Center in Kecskemet, Hungary. Kyle also was a studio assistant at Arrowmont School for the Arts and Crafts, returning several times as a workshop assistant. Kyle has been a resident at both Red Lodge Clay Center and the Archie Bray Foundation.... Read more about Kyle Johns

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

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