Ceramics

Wheel Intensive - Food for Thought

Semester: 

Summer

Dates: June 5 - July 24 Food for Thought
Days/Times: Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Steve Murphy

Course Description: Explore the possiblilities in combining ceramics with the art of food presentation in consultation with Chef and CEO of The Franklin Restaurant Group David DuBois. DuBois will ask students to collaborate with My Father's Delicatessan and Restaurant - a new restaurant in Allston scheduled to open late summer. Focusing primarily on the wheel, this class for intermediate to advanced potters will explore size, form, refinement and surface. Special attention will be given to creating larger vessels and lids, pouring vessels, multiples and executing more sophisticated forms. Class demonstrations will be approximately 35-45 minutes long with the remainder of the class being one-on-one help. (8 classes/10 weeks)

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2016 Nov 07

Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop

Tue - Tue, Nov 7 to Nov 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

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

Rachel EngExhibition: Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop
Dates: November 7 - 28, 2016
Reception: Saturday, November 12, 6 - 8 pm - RSVP for the reception on Eventbrite

Location: Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard and Crossings Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal; both located at 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts.
Gallery 224 hours: 10am - 5pm daily. Closed November 23, 24 & 25

Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop is a celebration of ten artists currently working on Franklin Street in north Allston-Brighton. … Read more about Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop

2016 Nov 17

Visiting Artist Lecture with Peter Christian Johnson

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Peter Christian Johnson's work explores transformation using the kiln as a vehicle for deconstruction. The porcelain grid systems become an architecture over which to stretch a fluid skin that warps or collapses the structures under the strain of the firing. They expose the relationship between soft and hard, the fluidity of a membrane, and the moment of intersection between these contrasting elements. They pair labored construction with unpredictability, and capture the entropy embodied in the process.

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

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2016 Oct 03

Asparagus Valley Potters Guild 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Tue - Sat, Oct 3 to Oct 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

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

Daniel Zulawski

Exhibition Dates: October 3 - October 28, 2016
Artists' Reception: Saturday, October 15, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am–5 pm. Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm.  Closed Monday, October 10.

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present an exhibition of work by members of The Asparagus Valley Potters Guild of western Massachusetts in recognition of the Guild’s 40th year. For photos of the exhibition click here. Read more about Asparagus Valley Potters Guild 40th Anniversary Exhibition

2016 Oct 06

Our Community Lecture with Stephanie Osser

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

With only 14 days, and nights, to work among porcelain artists, Harvard Ceramics Program Resident Artist Stephanie Osser completed a new body of work at The International Ceramic Center Residency in Kecskemét, Hungary this summer. Join Stephanie as she shares her experience of learning the art of creating lithophanes. Stephanie states, "I took a giant leap in my understanding of the ten (plus) commandments of working with porcelain and improving my craftsmanship. Working with internationally recognized, porcelain artist, Ilona Romule, and translucent high fire porcelain slip, I learned to make lithophanes.  Using one of my children’s book … Read more about Our Community Lecture with Stephanie Osser

2016 Oct 20

Visiting Artist Lecture with Kyungmin Park

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Help us welcome Kyungmin Park to the Boston arts community as she accepts her post as Assistant Professor of 3D Studio Art at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. "Kyungmin Park is a figurative ceramic sculptor drawing inspiration from childlike perspectives. Contrasting the darker emotions and restricted psyche of adulthood with the boundless consciousness of children, Kyungmin’s sculptures confront the view with uncomfortable juxtapositions, encouraging reflection upon personal expectations and narratives. Kyungmin largely uses handbuilding techniques to construct her figures out … Read more about Visiting Artist Lecture with Kyungmin Park

2016 Sep 22

Visiting Artist Lecture with Kirsten Bassion

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Join us in welcoming Kirsten Bassion to our program as the instructor of Wheel Throwing this Fall semester. Bassion will share her portfolio of wheel-thrown and hand-built functional work that features self-produced stamps and finished with a colorful palette of slips and glazes at cone 5. … Read more about Visiting Artist Lecture with Kirsten Bassion

2016 Sep 29

Visiting Artist Lecture with Mark Burns

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 in welcoming Mark Burns to the Boston area as our 2016-2017 Artist in Residence at the Ceramics Program. Mark will take us on a visual journey of over four decades of "making strange marriages between disparate sources. Mythologies, manifest spiritual tropes, historical truth and historical lies, sexuality, television, movies, music, literature, and the ravenous beast we call pop culture." We urge you to attend this lively talk by a true legend of contemporary ceramics.

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2016 Aug 29

Salvador Jiménez-Flores: Nadie descubrió las Américas | No One Discovered the Americas

Tue - Sun, Aug 29 to Sep 24, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

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

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Exhibition Dates: Monday, August 29–Saturday, September 24
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 57 PMRelated Event: Workshop with Salvador Jiménez-Flores with Israel Davis, Saturday, September 10 (registration required)

Exhibition Description:

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present an exhibition by our 2015-2017 Artist-In-Residence, Salvador Jiménez-Flores.  … Read more about Salvador Jiménez-Flores: Nadie descubrió las Américas | No One Discovered the Americas

2016 Nov 08

Visiting Artist Lecture with Sharif Bey

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

Location: Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston, Massachusetts 02134

After you have voted, join us in welcoming artist, author and educator Dr. Sharif Bey as he shares his body of work and the influences behind it.

For years I have struggled with the challenge of producing works that were ornate, colorful and made with the utmost care yet suitable for the kitchen of inner city families.  I felt an equal responsibility to the purpose my work served in the black community as well as the mainstream art/contemporary craft scene. The influence of my pots was never felt at the kitchen table to the extent that I hoped, but my current work seeks other alternatives of promoting thought and dialog. This series of work combines my interest in African, Indian, Pre-Columbian, Native American, and Modernist sculpture while still applying the rigid functional criteria I acquired as a potter.” (This quote is from Sharif Bey’s Artist’s Statement for his 2007 exhibit at the Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.)
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2016 Oct 13

Visiting Artist Workshop with Justin Rothshank

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:

In this workshop, Justin Rothshank will focus on making his own ceramic forms on the wheel. He will then introduce how to transfer imagery onto ceramic work using a laser printer and decal paper. An overview of image preparation, printing decals onto decal paper, transferring decals onto greenware and glazed ware, layering of decals, using commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals. You will learn how to use and fire decals in all kinds of kilns, and we'll specifically talk about electric kilns and soda kilns. 

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2016 Sep 10

Visiting Artist Workshop with Israel Davis and Salvador Jiménez-Flores

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:

In celebration of Salvador Jiménez-Flores' exhibition in Gallery 224 to mark the end of his 2015-2016 residency with the Ceramics Program, Salvador and his former professor, mentor and friend Israel Davis will come together for this one-day workshop. Join us for an in-depth look at utilizing traditional printmaking techniques such as silk-screening onto the ceramic two-dimensional and three-dimensional surface.

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