Workshops and Visiting Artists

Complementing the wide range of Ceramics courses are lectures, master classes, and demonstrations by visiting artists and ceramics symposia involving potters, sculptors, art historians and archaeologists from all over the world.

2017 Sep 08

Panel Discussion and Seminar - Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve: Kindred Spirits

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal and Lacoste Gallery

Warren MacKenzie, John Reeve, Ken Ferguson
L-R: Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve with Ken Ferguson

Panelists:

Nora Vaillant curator, art historian and writer
Mark Pharis artist, teacher and writer
Mary Barringer artist, editor and writer

This panel will explore Warren and John’s unique friendship and the shared philosophy of these mingei ceramic legends.  Warren and John were contemporaries and good friends, working at the Leach Pottery at different times and together in the US and England. Warren on John: “We were both seeking our own language. We shared the idea that pots should be made easily and quickly; they should not be elaborate things. We didn’t have to explain ourselves to one another.”

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2017 Sep 30

Harvard SEAS | MIT 3D Ceramic Printing Master Class with Bryan Czibesz

Sat - Sun, Sep 30 to Oct 1, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arts at MIT Bryan Czibesz

Workshop Description:
Bryan Czibesz, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, will lead a hands-on workshop and “build-out” on Ceramic 3D Printing for Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and MIT students at the Ceramics Program. A 3D printer will be constructed during his visit that can be accessed by students after the workshop for research purposes. Czibesz is an artist grounded in the tradition of object making who asks questions of authorship and authenticity through varying degrees of engagement and dislocation between the hand and material manipulation. photo credit (right): Richard Burkett, San Diego State University

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2017 Nov 07

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics ProgramRon Nagel, Lobster Cup

State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics by Nancy M. Servis

This lecture is free and open to the public but seats are limited. To register, please RSVP below or email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

From pottery to sculptural expression, Nancy M. Servis unveils the dynamic variety of ceramics found in Northern California. Long recognized as a vital and populous state with extensive clay deposits, California has been the home of refined vessel-makers and artistic rule-breakers for over 75 years, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her image-illustrated presentation, State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics contextualizes clay's extensive use that includes stylistic architecture in Oakland, impassioned potters like Read more about Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

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2017 Nov 10

Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Studio Bai Ming
 

From the Yugan, Jiangxi province, Bai Ming is a world-renowned Chinese ceramic artist, painter, writer and teacher. Join us in welcoming him to Boston for a demonstration of his process. This workshop coincides with Bai Ming's visit to the Boston area for his solo exhibition at the Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA. Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming