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
Join us as we welcome 2017-18 Artist in Residence Seth Rainville to the Ceramics Program!
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
Presented by Gallery 224, Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 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
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
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by: Ceramics Program
State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramicsby 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 email@example.com.
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
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.
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard
Workshop: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (registration required)
Lecture: 5:30 - 6:30 pm (the lecture is free and open to the public).
Explore surface with one of the most colorful personalities in clay, Don Reynolds, who hails from the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. Reynolds tries to never produce pots that will match the sofa – unless you live in Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Driven by color, pattern and textures (and an outrageous sense of humor), Reynolds will demonstrate surface techniques using underglaze, wax and glaze that provide his distinctive bold surfaces. This workshop is perfect for those looking for a new direction for their work or interested in learning layering techniques using bright color that both sing and dance (don't be afraid to tip)!... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop & Lecture with Don Reynolds