Ceramics

2015 Sep 14

New Voices Lecture with Jessica Gaddis

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Slide Presentation: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

Ceramics Program artist and Teaching Assistant Jessica Gaddis recently spent a month in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland at the HERE Creative Center artist residency. Nestled in a quiet mountain town, the residency offered the opportunity to explore the two dimensional world of paper and collage. The mission was to visit alien landscapes similar to her current works. Come hear about her adventures and see the works on paper created during the residency.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. To RSVP, sign up below or email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2015 Oct 22

Visiting Artist Lecture with Mary Frank

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Slide Presentation: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

We are honored to host world-renowned artist Mary Frank in celebration of her solo exhibition at Gallery Kayafas. In cooperation with the Harvard Ed Portal and Gallery Kayafas, Frank will present her journey to this new body of work and the influences behind it. 
Image: Abide, 2007, Oil on Canvas, Detail 48x66"

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. To RSVP, email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2015 Sep 21

Visiting Artist Lecture with Eileen de Rosas

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Slide Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Welcome local artist and new instructor of the new course High and Low, Eileen de Rosas to the Ceramics Program. Eileen will share her body of work that utilizes the tradition of the majolica surface on the utilitarian form. Individual works and her lines of work available on sites such as the Artful Home will be discussed.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. To RSVP sign up below or email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2015 Sep 17

Visiting Artist Lecture with Claudia Olds Goldie

Registration Closed 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Slide Presentation: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Welcome local artist and new instructor of The FigureClaudia Olds Goldie to the Ceramics Program. Goldie will share her body of work that, in great part, portrays women with candor while paying attention to subtle nuances of the human body.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited. To RSVP, sign up below or email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2015 Nov 06

Visiting Artist Workshop with Adan Paredes

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description
Join us for a day with world renowned Mexican artist Adan Paredes during his visit to Boston made possible by the Consulado General de Mexico en Boston. The day will begin with a lecture on his 30-year trajectory as a ceramic artist, including the "social economy projects" carried out through his workshop. These projects bring the community together in order to promote the study and practice of the field in Etla, a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico.  He will then go on to demonstrate techniques used in constructing his ceramic sculptures and architectural murals while addressing the qualities of the clay, firing techniques and kilns used at his studio in Oaxaca.
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2015 Oct 15

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts Workshop

Thu Oct 15 (All day) to Sun Oct 18 (All day)

Location: 

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, California

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Beatrice Wood: The Art of the Timeless
A Workshop with Allison Newsome

Workshop Description
Ceramics Program instructor Allison Newsome will lead this traveling workshop to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. On Thursday and Friday, participants will spend time immersed in the Ojai experience - the world that Beatrice loved and was inspired by. Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will discuss Beatrice Wood's art and life, using examples of her work to explore how her aesthetic evolved.

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2015 Oct 02

Visiting Artist Workshop with Jane Perryman

10:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN WAIT LISTED - 10/1/15

Workshop Description -
Spend the day with internationally known ceramic artist, author and filmmaker, Jane Perryman, as she demonstrates creating and firing her hand built, smoke-fired vessels. Perryman will demonstrate her hand building techniques followed by slip application and burnishing in preparation for smoke-firing. After a screening of Perryman's film, Traditions of India, a firing demonstration will feature techniques used in her books Smoke Fired Pottery and Smoke Firing Contemporary Artists & Approaches.
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Adria Katz

Adria Katz

Teaching Assistant, Ceramics Program
Staff, Ceramics Program
Intern, Ceramics Program

Adria Katz is an elementary school teacher and a studio ceramicist. She makes sculptural work inspired by living creatures, ecology and sustainability....

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Introduction to Clay Bodies

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates: February 4 - April 22Clay Bodies
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced

Instructor: Matthew Katz/Casey Zeng


Course description: 

Introduction to Clay Bodies Online is a 13-week course focused on the science behind Clay Bodies. The course provides information and science to help everyone utilize clay bodies in ways that will help them take control of their materials and make their studios the best they can be. Course objectives include to develop a basic understanding of the origins, chemical composition, properties, and function of clay types: earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Understand the processing and usage of clay formulas as well as the analysis and performance of clay formulas. The application of clay formulas as related to throwing, construction and casting will be discussed as well as the tenants of heat and temperature and identification and correction of clay flaws. Note: Class will be held on President's Day, Monday, February 18th.

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Explore Soda Firing

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Dates:  February 8 - April 26 Denny McLaughlin
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Dennis McLaughlin

Course description: Explore nature-inspired visual and tactile surfaces on wheel thrown forms by using soda slips and washes as well as patterns and textures. Fresh spontaneous approaches on soft clay, as well as more structured methods of building functional work with thrown forms will be developed. A three-dimensional artist, from either clay or another discipline will be selected by each student to inspire the development of new methods that go beyond the familiar solution in making a soda fired functional pot.  The experience of building a larger vocabulary of soda firing possibilities and results will lay the groundwork for new directions for functional work. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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