Fred Herbst: Material Collaborations: A unique woodfired kiln was developed by ceramic artist and educator Fred Herbst in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass in 2008. This kiln design was built in order to fire ceramics and blow glass simultaneously using renewable wood fuel. Two kilns have been built, one at Corning Community College in Corning, New York and one at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, where they both continue to reveal new possibilities with clay and glass.
Explore and consider the bird: The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns-- from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats?
Explore the beauty of butterflies and moths with artist, illustrator, and educator Erica Beade!. We will use close observation and various realistic drawing techniques to capture these animals and bring them to life on the page. This event is available for children ages 9-13.
Explore the beauty of butterflies and moths with artist, illustrator and educator Erica Beade! This three-hour workshop will introduce observational drawing techniques with pencil and then dive into colored pencil techniques used to create a rich, vibrant image. All skill levels are welcome.
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented by: Harvard Ceramics
Join us in welcoming master potter Ben Owen III for a half-day demonstration of his throwing process and lecture on his work and his role within the lineage of makers from Seagrove, North Carolina. Born into a traditional pottery family, he was first introduced to clay by his grandfather when he was eight years old. Ben’s natural talent and unusual level of interest led to an apprenticeship with his grandfather and father at age 13. Through high school, he carefully studied the shapes, glazes, and traditions of the Owen aesthetic and learned to appreciate the history and legacy of generations of craft. This event, in part, celebrates the exhibition of his work at Pucker Gallery.
Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Mia Riley is an emerging ceramic artist and new intern to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Coming from Alberta, Canada she has called many cities, towns and tents her home and finds inspiration in the landscapes where she resides. In her career she is interested in the connections between history, tradition and technology and has worked for some of Alberta's most involved arts organizations including Medalta Potteries, a historical clay museum and artist residency. She is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design where she received the 2016 Board of Governor’s Award for Academic Excellence in Ceramics. Earlier this year she completed a residency at the Banff Centre, where she undertook artistic research into the major natural disasters that have affected her home in the past decade.... Read more about New Voices Lecture with Mia Riley