Please join us at the Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery on August 12 from 5 – 7 PM to celebrate the opening of "Changing Allston." Curator Eva Payne and several of the artists showing pieces will be in attendance to discuss the...
Join the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) for a free info session on Creative City, a three-year pilot that makes grants to Boston area artists to create works that integrate public participation. This session is designed to...
After you have voted, join us in welcoming artist, author and educator Dr. Sharif Bey as he shares his body of work and the influences behind it.
“For years I have struggled with the challenge of producing works that were ornate, colorful and made with the utmost care yet suitable for the kitchen of inner city families. I felt an equal responsibility to the purpose my work served in the black community as well as the mainstream art/contemporary craft scene. The influence of my pots was never felt at the kitchen table to the extent that I hoped, but my current work seeks other alternatives of promoting thought and dialog. … This series of work combines my interest in African, Indian, Pre-Columbian, Native American, and Modernist sculpture while still applying the rigid functional criteria I acquired as a potter.” (This quote is from Sharif Bey’s Artist’s Statement for his 2007 exhibit at the Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.) ... Read more about Visiting Artist Lecture with Sharif Bey
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
In this workshop, Justin Rothshank will focus on making his own ceramic forms on the wheel. He will then introduce how to transfer imagery onto ceramic work using a laser printer and decal paper. An overview of image preparation, printing decals onto decal paper, transferring decals onto greenware and glazed ware, layering of decals, using commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals. You will learn how to use and fire decals in all kinds of kilns, and we'll specifically talk about electric kilns and soda kilns.