Visual Arts

2018 Sep 18

Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

Repeats every week every Tuesday, 2 times .
1:00pm to 4:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

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

An person shaping clayThis two-part workshop series allows participants to experience firsthand the tradition of making ceramic drinking vessels similar to the ancient Greek vessels featured in our special exhibition Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.... Read more about Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

2018 Sep 20

New Voices Lecture with Betsy Redelman

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

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

photo portrait of an artist sitting and decorating a clay bowlBetsy Redelman is a potter, filmmaker, writer and educator with a socially engaged and research-based practice. Her work explores the intersections between critical pedagogy, intersectional feminism, and craft, often manifesting in the form of collaborative projects, utilitarian ceramics, and public forums. Redelman is an instructor of Ceramics at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and a member of the staff at the Harvard Ceramics Program. She holds an MFA in Craft Studies from Oregon College of Art & Craft, and a BA in International Studies from Loyola University Chicago.... Read more about New Voices Lecture with Betsy Redelman

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2018 Oct 13

Opening Celebration for Raise A Glass: A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Drinking Vessels from the Ancient World

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Making an animal-shaped drinking vesselJoin us to celebrate the opening of Raise a Glass—A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World, an exhibition at the Harvard Ceramics Program that is inspired by the Harvard Art Museums’ current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.... Read more about Opening Celebration for Raise A Glass: A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Drinking Vessels from the Ancient World

2018 Oct 13

Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Sat - Mon, Oct 13 to Nov 26, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Bull Vessel by Mia Riley
Bison Rhyton. Mia Riley, 2018
Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 26, 2018
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

Opening Reception and Public Demonstration: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Raise a Glass—A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World, an exhibition at the Harvard Ceramics Program that is inspired by the Harvard Art Museums’ current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.

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Wheel Intensive - On-line Edition

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Steve Murphy On-line TeachingDates: July 20 - August 10
Days/Times: Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Steve Murphy

Course Description:  For those with access to a pottery wheel at home or those happy to observe, this class for intermediate to advanced potters will explore size, form, refinement and surface. The instructor will provide demonstrations based on what forms and/or techniques students would like to improve upon during this class. (4 classes)

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2018 Sep 15

Visiting Artist Workshop with Bryan Hopkins and Kristen Kieffer

10:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

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

work by Kristen Kieffer and Bryan HopkinsVisiting Artist Workshop with Bryan Hopkins and Kristen Kieffer | The Textured Surface in Porcelain

Saturday & Sunday  September 15 & 16, 2018 
10am - 4pm each day
Potluck lunch for those who wish to bring a dish to share.

Join us for a master class in working with porcelain with Bryan Hopkins and Kristen Kieffer. Both artists plan to explore a range of surface treatments while sharing stores and their experiences as contemporary ceramic artists. Both will provide visual presentations pertaining to their journey as artists and with their chosen techniques and use of porcelain clay bodies. Whether your work is functional or sculptural, this workshop will provide you with a chance to explore, experiment and learn. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at the various techniques covered in the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.

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2018 Jul 11

Gallery Talk: Gardens of the Mind

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

FlowersWai Yee Chiong, the Cunningham Curatorial Fellow in Japanese Art, and Seung Yeon Sang, the Henderson Curatorial Fellow in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give the gallery talk Gardens of the Mind

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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2018 Oct 28

LYNSEY ADDARIO, PHOTOGRAPHER

3:00pm

Location: 

Museum of Science’s Cahners Theater, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

Lynsey Addario World MusicIt’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, with photojournalist Lynsey Addario. 

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts
In association with Museum of Science

Ticket Prices: $58, $48, $37, $28
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2018 Jun 30

Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

Sat Jun 30, 10:00am to Sun May 19, 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Lily SimonsonGlowing under black lights, luminescent paintings by California artist Lily Simonson embody a synergy between art and science that reveals new ways of seeing and understanding life forms in the deep ocean.

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
More information here

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2018 Jul 09

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Matthew Katz - FULL

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Matthew Katz"Rumor Mill" - This lecture is now FULL

We'll discuss, explore, and destroy some of the common ceramic myths. We will discuss topics such as "No, opening your kiln early does not cause crazing" and " Gas escaping from your clay can't cause pin-holing. Physics doesn't work that way." as well as others. We will wash away the nonsense, and fill you with optimism and information. 

Matthew Katz is the instructor of our Summer 2018 course Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry.

Matthew Katz has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years. He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Sign up below!

Natalia Arbelaez

Natalia Arbelaez

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.

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