Visual Arts

2019 Nov 13

Visiting Artist Workshop with Linda Christianson and George McCauley

(All day)

Location: 

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

Linda Christianson and George McCauleyTwo-day Masterclass with Linda Christianson and George McCauley
Wednesday & Thursday November 13 & 14, 2019
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Complete registration information will be available on July 29 HERE

Potters Linda Christianson and George McCauley have a combined "100 years of experience, travels, workshop

Top: image of a candle holder by George McCauley; bottom, Toast Plates by Linda Christianson
Top: image of a candle holder by George McCauley; bottom, Toast Plates by Linda Christianson
histories, exhibitions, stories, studio work and teaching experience.” This two-day Master Class addresses form, surface and a variety of firing methods. Both feel strongly about form as an essential element in their work. The artists will discuss their own specific surface treatments and experience in firing including atmospheric firing, soda, wood and low temperature wood firing.... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Linda Christianson and George McCauley
2019 Oct 05

Gallery 224 Exhibition: Passages of Absence - Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-19 Artist In Residence

Sat Oct 5 (All day) to Fri Nov 1 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

figure reclining in grass wearing a large, round, metallic maskPassages of Absence
Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-19 Artist in Residence

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Exhibition dates: October 5 - November 1, 2019
Opening Reception: October 5, 5-7pm

A collection of historical and cultural significant Colombian passages. Events, myths, rituals, and people have been researched and collected to influence a body of work that comes from the absence of it being bestowed. Recreating and reliving through work allows for the reclaiming of the passages and continuing to guide as a contributor.
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Kyle Johns

Kyle Johns

2019-20 Ceramics Program Artist in Residence
Instructor, Ceramics Program

Kyle grew up around Chicago, Illinois. Following his newly found passion for clay Kyle transferred to Southern Illinois University...

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Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

Instructor, Ceramics Program
Resident Artist, Ceramics Program
Mary Kenny is a sculptor, animator, sewer, and crafter. She holds degrees from UMass Dartmouth and the California Institute of the Arts.  She is currently... Read more about Mary Kenny

Slab Happy and Beyond!

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 4 - November 20Pam Gorgone
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Peter Berry, Pam Gorgone, Joanna Mark, Delanie Wise

Course description: This course will cover a variety of hand-building techniques with a primary focus on slab built work using both hard and soft slabs. The class will also include demonstrations of both coil and pinch techniques to provide the student with a range of hand-building options.  We will also explore a range of surface decorating processes including glazing, Mishima, and stamping. This class will help beginners to think about surfaces in new ways, while advanced students will explore better composition and development of personal vision. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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Rethinking Pinch-Forming

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 4 - November 20Paul Briggs
Days/Times: Mondays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor:Paul Briggs

Course description: Join 2019-20 Artist in Residence Paul Briggs in focusing on ceramic pinch pots as much more than an introductory hand building process. Today increasing numbers of ceramists are pinch-forming vessels and have found the method to be far more than an introduction to clay, but a technique for creative expression in ceramics on par with all others. Pinch forming isn't a fast process and one must be mindful in ways that are quite different than working with slabs or throwing on the potter's wheel. To pinch well, one must slow down, focus, and feel the clay during every pinch. Today, given that our way of being is fast paced, and we are constantly plugged into technology and social media, once students settle themselves down into the process, they may find pinching to be meditative, quieting process during which they can turn off the brain chatter. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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The Figure

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Dates: September 5 - November 21Claudia Olds Goldie
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course description:While learning to create figures that are proportionate, expressive, and anatomically correct, we will explore ways to create narrative and psychological content. Looking at images of historical and contemporary sculpture, we will consider ways in which the figure, with or without a specific context, creates a story for the viewer to interpret or be drawn into. We will work from photos, imagination, as well a live figure model. (12 classes/14 weeks)

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2019 Sep 06

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

Fri Sep 6, 10:00am to Sun Jan 5, 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
LiliAlmogCrossing Lines, Constructing Home investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples.... Read more about Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art
2019 Jul 11

Gallery 224 Exhibition: Mary Roettger

Thu Jul 11 (All day) to Fri Aug 23 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

spiral-shaped ceramic sculpture
Gyrus, Mary Roettger.
Mary Roettger
Exhibition dates: July 11 - August 23, 2019
Opening Reception: July 11, 2019 5-8pm

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

This exhibition of work by Mary Roettger (1956-2017) honors and commemorates a former Harvard Ceramics Program instructor and artist in residence. Mary was a gifted teacher, who inspired beginning and advanced students with challenging, in-depth projects which expanded their expressive potential and technical abilities. In homage to the breadth and depth of Mary’s teaching and creative practice, this exhibition will present a wide range of her work so that students, professionals and the general public are able to learn from her evolution.
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2019 Jun 17

Gallery 224 Exhibition: These Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

Mon - Fri, Jun 17 to Jul 5, 11:40am - 11:40am

Location: 

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

ceramic sculpture of a horseThese Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

Exhibition Dates: June 17 - July 5th
Reception: Friday, June 21st, 5 - 7pm

Location: Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts

This exhibition is, in part, in celebration of our hard-working staff here at the Ceramics Program. James Keller has been with the Ceramics Program since 2000 and began as our clay-mixer, making all the stoneware clay for ten years. Keller's sculptural works often "leave the wall and intrude into normal space." Inspired by random thoughts, people and nature, Keller's work includes both soda-fired and reduction-fired sculptures and vessels. Keller is currently our weekend monitor who also oversees weekend kiln-loading and unloading. Read more... Read more about Gallery 224 Exhibition: These Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

2019 May 21

Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
ZapotecWeavingPorfirio Gutiérrez will examine the rich history of Zapotec weaving from the perspective of its practitioners. He will also discuss his studio’s role in preserving and promoting the use of natural dyes in his community, and abroad, using pigments... Read more about Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices

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