Ceramics

2016 Apr 23

Visiting Artist Workshop with Cristina Córdova

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Join us for a day of demonstration with internationally acclaimed sculptor Cristina Córdova. Córdova, who was recently named a 2015 United States Artists Fellow through the American Craft Council, will lead us into a deeper technical and intuitive understanding of achieving the human form in clay. A variety of skills for creating expressive figure sculpture will be demonstrated as well as detailing techniques for achieving clarity and interest in different figurative formats. Participants will also gain insight into the potential of gestures and positions to generate context and depth within the figure narrative.  There will be a public lecture from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the conclusion of the workshop held next door at the Harvard Ed Portal.

This workshop is free to Harvard students. The fee for this one-day workshop is $80.00 for those not enrolled in a course, $40.00 for those enrolled in a course. To register, download our registration form here or email Shawn Panepinto at panepint@fas.harvard.edu. Questions? Email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2016 Mar 10

Artist in Residence Lecture with Salvador Jiménez Flores

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Join us in celebrating our 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence, Salvador Jiménez Florez in his first public lecture on his work, life and inspirations since joining the Ceramics Program. Salvador Jiménez-Flores was born and raised Jamay in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installations, public art, and studio-based art. Jiménez received a Bachelors of Applied Arts in Graphic Design at Chicago’s Robert Morris University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Kendall College of Art and Design. His work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally and will be featured in Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Fall 2016.

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2016 Jun 02

Visiting Artist Workshop with Ken Matsuzaki

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

In cooperation with our friends at Pucker Gallery, we are proud to host Japanese ceramic artist, Ken Matsuzaki, to the studio for a one day demonstration of his work with a lunch time DVD on his work and influences. He will demonstrate his masterful use of wheel thrown and hand built ceramic form which will truly be both enlightening and informative.Participants will be able to view Matsuzaki's work during the exhibition One with the Elements: Ceramics by Ken Matsuzaki at Pucker Gallery June 4th - July 17th.
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2016 Apr 21

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts Luster Workshop with Allison Newsome

(All day)

Location: 

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, California

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

Workshop Description
Ceramics Program instructor Allison Newsome invites you to travel to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts where she will lead an exclusive two-day luster workshop for friends of Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard and the greater Harvard community. Many of Beatrice Wood's famous, highly coveted luster recipes and firing techniques for those glazes will be explored during the two day workshop. Students are invited to bring bisque work with them to immediately start firing and will be able to work in the studio on-site.

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2016 Feb 09

Our Community Lecture: Penland School of Crafts with Kathy King

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

The “Our Community Lectures” are an on-going series dedicated to celebrating scholars and organizations dedicated to the promotion of the study of craft mediums both locally and at the national level. 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Director of Education, Kathy King, also wears the hat of a “Penland Ambassador” and will present a lecture on the history and current opportunities for craft education, scholarship and residency at the Penland School of Crafts located in the mountains of North Carolina. King believes that much of her personal, artistic development was influenced by her experience with Penland initially as a work-study student, later as a studio assistant and, most recently, an instructor of two-week summer courses as well as an eight week, spring concentration.

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2016 Feb 16

New Voices Lecture with Judd Schiffman

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

The “New Voices Lectures” are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art. 

Join us for a lecture by Judd Schiffman as we welcome him back to the Boston area after receiving his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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2016 Feb 01

Visiting Artist Lecture with Steve Murphy

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Welcome Steve Murphy to the Ceramics Program as the new instructor for the Monday evening "Basics and Challenges" class with a visual lecture on his work and influences.  Steve, a potter/sculptor working primarily in clay began his arts education with a BFA in Design from UMass Dartmouth and continued on to study clay in Nagano, Japan. Now in his 20th year as a studio artist, his specialties are wood-fired stoneware and most recently, cast bronze.  In addition to the Ceramics Program, Murphy teachings adults and children at the Mudflat Pottery School and Danforth Art Museum School.

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2016 Apr 05

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ellen Schön

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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 Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Please join us in welcoming artist and educator Ellen Schön to the Ceramics Program through this presentation of Ellen's work and influences. Ellen will be working with the program this semester as a Visiting Critic for the "Input/Output" class. Regarding her iconic vessel work, Ellen states, "I have always been interested in the ability of a ceramic vessel to point to something beyond itself, to function as metaphor. Ceramic vessels, physically structured with necks, shoulders, bellies, and feet, can evoke the gesture and anthropomorphized stance of the human body; they also reveal deep aspects of human experience and of the natural world."

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2016 Feb 22

Visiting Artist Lecture with Janna Longacre

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us in welcoming Professor Janna Longacre for a lecture on her work and career.  Janna joins the Ceramics Program this semester as a Visiting Critic in the class "Input/Output". As a sculptor and installation artist, Janna identifies herself as a narrative artist, using clay/ceramics with other manufactured and found materials to tell abstract stories. Her own personal portfolio also includes tableware design solutions and mixed media sculpture using neon.  

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2016 Jun 20

Ceramic Surfaces for the Visual Artist Workshop with George Bowes

Tue - Sat, Jun 20 to Jun 24, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description - Conceive | Achieve: Ceramic Surfaces for the Visual Artist with George Bowes

June 20 - 24, 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm each day

Knowing a few simple rules of ceramic chemical formulations allows you to unleash the potential for ceramic surfaces that support and develop new work. This workshop will focus on ceramic surfaces for cone 5 oxidation; discoveries made will then easily translate into other temperatures and atmospheres with small, thoughtful adjustments. This five-day, hands-on workshop is open to all levels. Participants are encouraged to focus on surface ideas they have been striving to achieve to make this workshop more individually productive.

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2015 Dec 10

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

Sun - Wed, Dec 10 to Dec 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents its annual Holiday Show and Sale December 10–13 in its state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

More than seventy artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work for sale. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.… Read more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

2016 Mar 12

Visiting Artist Workshop with Nick Joerling

Sun - Mon, Mar 12 to Mar 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

This event is FULL!

This workshop is free to Harvard students. The fee for this two-day, hands-on workshop is $275.00 for those not enrolled in a course, $225.00 for those enrolled in a course. To register, download our registration form here or email Shawn Panepinto at panepint@fas.harvard.edu. Questions? Email Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

Workshop Description - Pots/Possibilities with Nick Joerling
Course Description: Beginning with round pots coming from the wheel, we'll push, cut, coax, and stretch those form. Why alter pots? Tom Spleth nicely observed, "As work departs from thrown forms that typically refers to pots and pottery, it gains the ability to describe forms in nature, suggest the vulnerability of the figure, and express the asymmetry found in human experience." Our focus will be on utilitarian pots but we'll take some liberties with that notion too. Various ways of making handles, lids, and spouts will be explored.

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