Visual Arts

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.

Plant Based Printing Processes II

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

pattern created from plants and photographic process to be demonstrated in classSession 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)*

Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Anne Eder

Course description: Take your plant-based printing processes to the next level with this follow up course to the Plant-based Printing Intro class! Explore further the possibilities of printing with plants and using chemistry found in common household items. We will investigate the infinitely variable lumen and phytogram processes combined with non-traditional applications of chemistry you can make at home, as well as finding ways to take

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Sculptural Ideas in Paper Construction II

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Session 2: October 29 - December 10 (6 classes)*Claudia Olds Goldie
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm (EST)
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course descriptionMake the most out of the time away from the Ceramics Program by exploring paper as a sculptural medium. This class will build on the skills learned in session one, but students from all levels may join the class to learn about paper mache, paper mache clay, tissue paper sculpture, homemade silicone molds, casting and embossing.  Students will view virtual demos, engage in class discussions, and have group and individual critique sessions.

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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
2019 May 18

Exploring Zapotec Wool-Dyeing Techniques

Sat - Sun, May 18 to May 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
CochinealGrindMaster dyer and textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez will discuss the history and uses of cochineal dye from the perspective of the Zapotecs from Oaxaca, Mexico, who have used the pigment since pre-Columbian times. Mr. Gutiérrez will demonstrate how... Read more about Exploring Zapotec Wool-Dyeing Techniques

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