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Raising glasses

Raise a Glass detailFor an Office for the Arts Ceramics Program exhibition, modern artists respond to ancient artifacts. In conjunction with an exhibition at Harvard Art Museums, the new ceramics creations offer insights, commentary and reflections to viewers. 

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2019 Sep 05

Gallery 224 Exhibition: Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence

Thu Sep 5 (All day) to Fri Sep 27 (All day)

Location: 

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

Sculpture by Colby Charpentier, 2019Reception & Lecture: Saturday, September 7, 2019 (RSVP for Artist Lecture)

This show is built from a fascination with glazes and ceramic materials. During my residency at Harvard Ceramics, I’ve been researching and testing materials and procedures to take a fresh look at how we approach contemporary clay.

The process that I developed for this work has me hand-printing vessels and balloons the time to produce a single vase out to 40-plus hours. In that time-frame, I make thousands of decisions about where the profile is heading. Each drop is a waypoint in the design of the object. There is no inside surface vs. outside surface, there is only the object and the space it contains. It’s a really beautiful process. It’s layered with the irony of an American studio artist hand-replicating a 3-d printing process; making work representative of blue and white ware.... Read more about Gallery 224 Exhibition: Devitrified - Colby Charpentier, 2018-19 Artist In Residence

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2019 Sep 18

Visiting Artist Lecture with Crystal Morey

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

Photo of woman with porcelain figurine.Join us in welcoming Crystal Morey to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard to talk about her work in porcelain. Morey’s porcelain sculptures narrate the interdependence between humans, plants, and...

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2019 Sep 25

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ruth Easterbrook

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Join us in welcoming Ruth Easterbrook to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts as one of Ruth Easterbrookour 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence. Easterbrook will also be an instructor with the program teaching both "Introduction to the Wheel" and "Combined Methods". Easterbrook will present her work and discuss the progression of her career in this visual presentation.

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