Ceramics

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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2016 Sep 12

Visiting Artist Workshop with Miraku Kamei XV

10:00am to 1:00pm

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 half-day workshop with Japanese master potter Miraku Kamei XV. The artist will demonstrate his traditional Takatori ware using the wheel and discuss the forms on display at the Pucker Gallery in Boston, MA by both Miraku Kamei XIV and XV. Workshop is free of charge: RSVP to Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu to save your seat!

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2016 Jul 13

Visiting Artist Lecture with Cheyenne Rudolph

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

Cheyenne Rudolph

Join us on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 for a slide lecture with artist Cheyenne Rudolph. Rudolph’s work blends functional ceramic objects with campy performances and satirical videos. Her absurd domestic scenarios illustrate and challenge stereotypical assumptions about gender roles, proper etiquette, and cultural expectations.

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2016 Jun 20

Reception for Ceramics Program Mural at Somerville Hospital

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CHA Somerville Hospital Emergency Department at 230 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA, 02143

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to announce the installation of a ceramic mural created by students of Instructor Allison Newsome for the CHA Somerville Hospital, part of the Cambridge Health Alliance.

 The public is invited to celebrate this collaborative public art project at a reception at the hospital on Monday, June 20, 2016 from 4:30 – 6 pm at the CHA Somerville Hospital Emergency Department at 230 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA, 02143. Light refreshments will be served. The event will be held in the ED/Main Entrance of Somerville Hospital.

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Melinda Jordan

Melinda Jordan

Staff, Ceramics Program

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Laurie Longtin

Laurie Longtin

Teaching Assistant and Staff, Ceramics Program

BFA in Ceramics, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.

Mark Burns

Mark Burns

2016-2018 Artist in Residence
Instructor, Ceramics Program

Mark Burns, an MFA graduate of the University of Washington, has had a long and distinguished career as a teacher and maker. He has held teaching positions all over the country

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