Ceramics

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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The Figure - Literal and Abstract

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 7 - November 30Claudia Olds Goldie
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course Description: Create figures that are proportionate, expressive, and anatomically correct. Build on this knowledge to make abstracted figures that are convincing in their ability to project movement, power and emotion. In the first half of this course we will work from the live model to create realistic sculpture, analyzing the figure in terms of geometry, movement, rhythm, space, proportion, and expressiveness. For the second half, we will apply this insight to create abstracted or stylized figures that build on these observations. We will make work that is intentionally fluid or static, simple or complex, dissonant or harmonious, but figurative at its core. We will be looking at the work of other artists and cultures to consider how the abstract figure has played a role in history and how to create abstract work that is convincing and powerful. (12 classes/13 weeks) Note: There will be no class on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break.

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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

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