Ceramics

2018 Apr 20

Visiting Artist Workshop with Walter Keeler

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL!

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at HarvardWalter Keeler

We are honored to welcome UK potter, Walter Keeler, back to the Ceramics Program for a workshop dedicated to long-time Ceramics Program staff member and friend of Keeler - Terry Hass. Keeler stated, "I love giving workshops, but this one is very special, it is for Terry - loved by all of us - and will celebrate her love of making pottery,  her warmth and generosity of spirit." All proceeds from the event will go to fund scholarships to the Ceramics Program in Terry's name. ... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Walter Keeler

2018 Apr 07

Just Press Play! - Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

Sat - Sun, Apr 7 to Apr 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

THIS WORKSHOP IS FILLED - NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

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

April 7 & 8, 2018
10am - 4pm each day
Potluck lunch for those who wish to bring a dish to share

Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

Join us in welcoming Jason Bige Burnett and Sunshine Cobb to explore a range of surface treatments while sharing stories and their experiences as contemporary ceramic artists. Whether your work is functional or sculptural, this workshop will provide you with a chance to explore, experiment and learn. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at the various techniques covered in the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.... Read more about Just Press Play! - Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

2017 Dec 07

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017

Thu - Sun, Dec 13 to Dec 16, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Holiday Show and Sale
Opening Reception:

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 4pm - 8PM 

Friday, December 8, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, December 9, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, December 10, 10am- 7pm

Location: 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134 | Directions

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The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard will present its annual Holiday Show and Sale December 7-10, 2017 in its state-of-the art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts.... Read more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017

2017 Oct 07

From the Cerebral Dimestore

Sat Oct 7 (All day) to Fri Dec 1 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Mark Burns
"Plague in Lavender (HIV)" Mark Burns, 2017. 20"H x 13"W x 8"D. Porcelain, wood, glass. Glazed.
Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents:

From the Cerebral Dimestore

Mark Burns, 2016-2018 Artist In Residence

New work in Memento Mori, executed at the Ceramics Program 2016-2017... Read more about From the Cerebral Dimestore

2017 Oct 05

Stuart Gair Visiting Artist Lecture

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us as we welcome 2017-2018 Artist in Residence Stuart Gair to Boston! 

RSVP for this free event here.Stuart Gair

Stuart will be the instructor for Absolute Beginners as well as On and Off the Wheel.

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.... Read more about Stuart Gair Visiting Artist Lecture

2017 Oct 03

Seth Rainville Visiting Artist Lecture

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us as we welcome 2017-18 Artist in Residence Seth Rainville to the Ceramics Program! Seth Rainville

Seth is the instructor for two courses this fall, Surface and Form and Time Travel with the Vessel Form. Come get to know Seth Rainville and his work during this free lecture. RSVP here.

Seth Rainville is a potter, educator, and curator living in New Bedford, MA. His dedication to his craft and passion for promoting the arts and artists has given Seth the ability to engage in a multi-faceted career. Rainville received his BFA from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and has taught at multiple programs including Falmouth Art Center, South County Art Association and has held the title of Curator/Exhibitions Coordinator at the New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford, MA. Rainville sits on the Advisory Board of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and formerly sat on the Advisory Board of the Arizona State University Ceramic Research Center in Tempe, AZ.... Read more about Seth Rainville Visiting Artist Lecture

2017 Sep 05

Show and Tell Exhibition

Tue Sep 5 (All day) to Fri Sep 29 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Presented by Gallery 224, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvardflamingo
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, September 5th - Friday, September 29th
Opening Celebration (Pot-Luck and BYOB) - Friday, September 8th, 4pm - 6pm*

Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm or by appointment

We all love our stuff! The exhibition "Show and Tell" pulls from the personal collections of members of the Ceramics Program community and highlights beloved objects from the mundane, the precious to pure kitsch. Individuals were asked to submit objects from their own collections and describe their object on paper. Exhibited alongside the object, the description tells us about both the object and the place it holds in the owner's home and/or their heart.

The opening celebration for "Show and Tell" on Friday, September 8th, invites everyone to get to know members of our Ceramics Program community and celebrate our common love of the ceramic object - in whatever form that may take.... Read more about Show and Tell Exhibition

2017 Sep 08

Panel Discussion and Seminar - Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve: Kindred Spirits

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal and Lacoste Gallery

Warren MacKenzie, John Reeve, Ken Ferguson
L-R: Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve with Ken Ferguson
This panel will explore Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve’s unique friendship and the shared philosophy of these mingei ceramic legends. Warren and John were contemporaries and good friends, working at the Leach Pottery at different times and together in the US and England. Warren on John: “We were both seeking our own language. We shared the idea that pots should be made easily and quickly; they should not be elaborate things. We didn’t have to explain ourselves to one another.”... Read more about Panel Discussion and Seminar - Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve: Kindred Spirits
2017 Nov 10

Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program Bai Ming
 

From the Yugan, Jiangxi province, Bai Ming is a world-renowned Chinese ceramic artist, painter, writer and teacher. Join us in welcoming him to Boston for a demonstration of his process. This workshop coincides with Bai Ming's visit to the Boston area for his solo exhibition at the Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA.... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming

2017 Nov 07

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

Registration Closed 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics ProgramRon Nagel, Lobster Cup

State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics by Nancy M. Servis

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. To register, please RSVP here or email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

From pottery to sculptural expression, Nancy M. Servis unveils the dynamic variety of ceramics found in Northern California. Long recognized as a vital and populous state with extensive clay deposits, California has been the home of refined vessel-makers and artistic rule-breakers for over 75 years, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her image-illustrated presentation, State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics contextualizes clay's extensive use that includes stylistic architecture in Oakland, impassioned potters like... Read more about Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

2017 Jul 19

Visiting Artist Workshop with Phoebe Cummings

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Phoebe Cummings
Antediluvian Swag, Phoebe Cummings, 2016. clay, wire, steel. New Art Centre.
During this workshop you will work with artist Phoebe Cummings from the UK to explore the potential of sprig molding and hand building techniques.  Two-dimensional designs will be used as a starting point to create simple press molds, from which you will construct and adapt into more elaborate three-dimensional forms.  This class will consider relationships between historic design and contemporary sculpture.  An artist talk will be held at lunch time.

... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Phoebe Cummings

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