Ceramics

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.

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2017 Jul 24

Visiting Artist Workshop & Lecture with Don Reynolds

1:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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).

Workshop Description

Don ReynoldsExplore 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

2017 Sep 30

Harvard SEAS | MIT 3D Ceramic Printing Master Class with Bryan Czibesz

Sat - Sun, Sep 30 to Oct 1, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arts at MIT Bryan Czibesz

Workshop Description:
Bryan Czibesz, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, will lead a hands-on workshop and “build-out” on Ceramic 3D Printing for Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and MIT students at the Ceramics Program. A 3D printer will be constructed during his visit that can be accessed by students after the workshop for research purposes. Czibesz is an artist grounded in the tradition of object making who asks questions of authorship and authenticity through varying degrees of engagement and dislocation between the hand and material manipulation. photo credit (right): Richard Burkett, San Diego State University

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2017 Apr 28

Contemporary Clay Symposium Rebroadcast

11:00am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum

Event Description:

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This event featured a wide variety of makers who use clay as a part of their artistic practice. Curated by Heather Mae Erickson, Assistant Professor of Art at Western Carolina University, the exhibition...

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2017 Jun 05

Visiting Artist Workshop with Shozo Michikawa

1:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at HarvardShozo 1

Workshop Description

Join us in welcoming Michikawa to Boston for his solo exhibition with Lacoste Gallery. Michikawa has exhibited extensively in Japan and around the world, including London, Berlin and New York, the Philippines, Mongolia, France and China. The artist will provide a half-day demonstration of his art making process beginning at 1:00pm. The day will conclude with a slide lecture of his work at 5:00pm. Michikawa is hugely inspired by the power and energy of nature in its every form. It is his belief that nature would ultimately triumph over science and civilizations. The beauty that nature offers such as seen in the formation of rocks, mountains, deserts and the seas are unparalleled and conversely natural disasters brought on by tsunamis, earthquakes and erupting volcanoes cannot be underestimated.

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