Visual Arts

Room for new ideas

George Liu artVisual artist George Liu '20 dreamed of going to the Yale Norfolk School of Art for an artist residency this summer. He's now in a pre-Norfolk and post-Norfolk sensibility. What does post-Norfolk George look like? Read on. 

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2019 Aug 31

Fruits in Decay

Sat Aug 31, 9:00am to Sun Mar 1, 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
DecayedPearFruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears... Read more about Fruits in Decay
2019 Nov 16

Visiting Artist Workshop with Linda Christianson and George McCauley

Sat - Sun, Nov 16 to Nov 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

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

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

Two-day Masterclass with Linda Christianson and George McCauley
NEW TIME! Saturday and Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019 10am - 5pm each day

Registration Costs: Adult Community $200, Adult Community enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program $150, Harvard Graduate Students $80.00 and free for Harvard College Undergraduate Students.

Register for this workshop

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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
Artist Lecture & Opening Reception: October 5, 4-7pm (RSVP for lecture here)

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. 

Read more about this exhibition here: https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics/gallery224/nataliaarbelaez

Kyle Johns

Kyle Johns

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

Kyle Johns found his passion for working with clay at Oakton Community College. Kyle then transferred to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) where he began studying under Paul Dresang and Matt Wilt. Following undergraduate, Kyle received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University, studying with Brad Schwieger, Tom Bartel, Alex Hibbitt, and Chuck Mcweeny. While at Ohio University, Kyle participated in a six week residency at The International Ceramics Center in Kecskemet, Hungary. Kyle also was a studio assistant at Arrowmont School for the Arts and Crafts, returning several times as a workshop assistant. Kyle has been a resident at both Red Lodge Clay Center and the Archie Bray Foundation.... Read more about Kyle Johns

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
Paul Briggs

Paul Briggs

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

Paul Briggs grew up in the Hudson Valley of Newburgh, NY taking his first ceramics class in 9th grade. He eventually landed at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Paul is an artist-teacher with balanced training in Ceramics, Sculpture, and Education. He earned an MFA from the Massachusetts ... Read more about Paul Briggs

Ruth Easterbrook

Ruth Easterbrook

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

Ruth Easterbrook (b. 1984) received her BFA in Ceramics from Syracuse University in 2007. Afterward, she apprenticed and assisted various ceramic artists and studios. She has shown work nationally at places such as Baltimore Clayworks and Carbondale Clay Center. A turning point in her personal growth took place while participating in an eight-week concentration at Penland School of Craft in 2014.  Anderson Ranch Arts Center has been an important place of learning for Ruth, spending extensive time there as a student, then summer intern and returning as the Artist in Residence in 2016. Most recently she earned her MFA in ceramics at Alfred University in 2019.

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