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
2018-19 Artist in Residence 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.
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.
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.
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,...
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