Ceramics

2018 Jul 02

Screenshot | Adam Chau Closing Lecture and Reception

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

photo of Adam Chau.Join us for a lecture with artist Adam Chau on July 2, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Chau's exhibition, Screenshot, is on view in Gallery 224 from May 29 - July 2. Join us in the gallery after the lecture for a closing reception with the artist.

Adam Chau brings craft and technology together by using handmade tools in conjunction with digital technology. Porcelain tiles in the shape of electronic products (smartphones, tablets, and monitors) are used to examine how we engage with technology and how it reminds us of the need to connect with each other. In his TXT series, blue and white tiles carry text messages of intimate conversations - in the Tablet series, computer-generated selfies are created using handmade brushes on a CNC machine... Read more about Screenshot | Adam Chau Closing Lecture and Reception

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2018 Jul 09

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Matthew Katz - FULL

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Matthew Katz"Rumor Mill" - This lecture is now FULL

We'll discuss, explore, and destroy some of the common ceramic myths. We will discuss topics such as "No, opening your kiln early does not cause crazing" and " Gas escaping from your clay can't cause pin-holing. Physics doesn't work that way." as well as others. We will wash away the nonsense, and fill you with optimism and information. 

Matthew Katz is the instructor of our Summer 2018 course Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry.

Matthew Katz has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years. He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Sign up below!

2018 Jul 14

Stuart Gair Solo Exhibition

Sat Jul 14 (All day) to Thu Aug 16 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Quiescence In ProximityStuart Gair
Stuart Gair
2017-18 Artist-In-Residence

Exhibition Dates: July 14-August 12, 2018

Reception: Saturday, July 21, 5-7pm
Lecture: Saturday, July 21, 4-5pm

view images from the Exhibition & Reception on HarvardArts Flickr

Artist Bio:

Stuart Gair received his MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017 and was featured as an Emerging Artist in the May 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Gair received his Bachelors of Art and Sciences in History at Ohio University, Athens, OH where he went on to do Post-Baccalaureate work in ceramics. Gair has been a Summer Resident at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT as well as a Watershed Artist in Residence and Salad Days Artist in Residence at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME. He currently holds the position of Instructor and 2017-2018 Artist in Residence at Harvard Ceramics in Allston, Massachusetts where he has been featured in the Gallery exhibition HandCode: Makers in Proximity whereby he collaborates with 3D ceramic print artist Geoff Booras.

The functional vessels I make are for use and display. It is of the upmost importance that each piece has a duality of utilitarian purpose and serves as an object of beauty and intrigue when not in use. Formal considerations are a result of an in-depth exploration of historical objects from Japan, China, and Korea as well as mid twentieth century Scandinavian, American, and British forms. I draw comparisons from these pieces to one another and to everyday objects that surround me. I evaluate the attributes to one another and to everyday objects that surround me. I evaluate the attributes I am drawn to and incorporate them into my work. Particular attention is given to silhouette, curve, lightness, balance, volume, proportion, substantiality, and how objects sit on a surface. It is these attributes that result in a piece that demands presence in an environment. - Stuart Gair

 

Related event: Masterclass Workshop with Stuart Gair, July 21-22 (Registration required)

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

Gallery Hours: M-F, 10am-5pm; weekends & evenings by appointment. call 617-495-8680 or email ceramics@fas.harvard.edu

 

View photos from the exhibition & reception on the HarvardArts Flickr.

Natalia Arbelaez

Natalia Arbelaez

Artist In Residence 2018-19 at Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, where she received an Enrichment Fellowship. She completed a yearlong residency at the Clay Art Center; Port Chester, New York as a Barbara Rittenberg Fellow and was awarded the 2016 Inaugural Artaxis Fellowship that funded a residency to the Watershed in Newcastle, Maine. Her work has been exhibited nationally, in museums, galleries, and included in various collections. She has been recognized by the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts as a 2018 Emerging Artist in the field. Natalia currently lives and works in New York.

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Colby Charpentier

Colby Charpentier

Artist In Residence 2018-19 at Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Colby Charpentier grew up in Smithfield, RI where he began building and firing wood kilns at the studio of Bruce Lenore. He went on to study ceramics and glass at Alfred University, where he graduated with a BFA in 2013. He then worked as a studio assistant to Chris Gustin and Daniel Clayman for three years, while engaged in an artist residency at Dew Claw Studios. He most recently completed a 6 month residency at Sonoma Ceramics in Sonoma, California and was Artist in Residence at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida.

... Read more about Colby Charpentier

2018 Apr 23

Summer Course Registration begins

(All day)

NEW! Ceramics Program Summer 2018 course registration will be done online.
Registration for Summer 2018 Ceramics Program courses will begin on April 23 at 9:00am.
No in-person, on-site registration. No checks or cash accepted. Credit card only.
Save time by making an account before registration begins on April 23.

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View all of our course listings here: https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics-courses-1

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2018 Apr 15

Deadline to Apply: 2018-19 Artist In Residence opportunity

(All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
Notification of Residency: May 7, 2018
Residency Dates: September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development,...

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2018 Mar 30

Deadline to apply: Allston-Brighton Ceramics Community Scholarship

5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

The Harvard Ed Portal and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard are proud to announce two joint scholarships for a 10-12 week course at the Ceramics studio for Summer 2018. Any Allston-Brighton resident or Ed Portal member who is at least 18 years old is eligible to apply. No experience is needed. 

The scholarships cover the cost of registration and materials for one course each and will be awarded to two different winners.

More information & Application here: https://edportal.harvard.edu/ceramics-community-scholarship

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2018 Jul 21

Stuart Gair Master Class

Sat - Sun, Jul 21 to Jul 22, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Presents:Stuart Gair

Stuart Gair Master Class

Saturday, July 21st and Sunday July 22nd
10am – 5pm each day 

Please note: Saturday's workshop will conclude with a slide lecture from 4-5pm, open to the public.

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

Ready for a challenge? Join 2017-2018 Ceramics Program Artist in Residence Stuart Gair in approaching three challenging forms for the intermediate to advanced thrower – the teapot, the pitcher and the batter bowl. ... Read more about Stuart Gair Master Class

Peter Berry

Peter Berry

Staff, Ceramics Program
Instructor, Ceramics Program
Peter Berry is a long-time staff member, specializing in leading the transformation of our program from studio to showplace twice a year for our Shows and... Read more about Peter Berry

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