Gallery 224

Gallery 224 is the Ceramics Program's dedicated exhibition space, featuring work from artists in our community and beyond.

Current exhibition:

orange ceramic sculptural vessel by Kyle JohnsParting Line
Kyle Johns

Exhibition of ceramics by Kyle Johns, 2019-20 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Exhibition dates: May 31 – July 22, 2022

Reception & gallery talk: Friday, June 3, 5-7pm - thank you for all who joined us! Images from the reception.

Gallery 224 is open by appointment, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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Gallery 224 Exhibition: Parting Line | Kyle Johns

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Upcoming Exhibition

clay sculpture of a payphone and a hand holding a knife with a photo of a large orange sign with the words "Happy Foods"Andrew Castañeda

Exhibition of work by Andrew Castañeda, 2021-22 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Exhibition dates: August 1 – 26, 2022

Workshop and reception: Saturday, August 20
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Past Exhibitions

Ornate Simplicitypinched vessels by Paul Briggs installed in Gallery 224 for the exhibition Ornate Simplicity
Paul Briggs

Exhibition of work by Paul Briggs, 2019-20 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Exhibition dates: March 21 - May 1, 2022 

More images from Ornate Simplicity on Flickr

Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabricationa grouping of hollow cylinders that have been printed with a 3D printer in a ceramic material.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
in collaboration with the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Exhibition dates: January 31 - March 11, 2022

This exhibit showcases the results of the Fall 2021 course Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication offered at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). For over a decade, faculty from the GSD have collaborated with the Harvard Ceramics Program to offer an experiential learning opportunity for design students that links research and experimentation in emerging digital technologies with the context of ceramic material systems. The course combines technological developments relating to the way in which things are designed (digital modeling, simulation, generative design, etc.) and the way things are made (automation, computer-controlled equipment including robotics, advanced materials, etc.) in search of new opportunities. Each object exhibited here is the result of prototyping and experimentation during the pursuit of a research question – it represents a step in a process of exploration, rather than a finished product.  

Course led by Professors Nathan King and Zach Seibold, assisted by Gabby Perry, Teaching Assistant

In consultation with Kathy King, Director, Geoff Booras, Operations Coordinator and Casey Zeng, Ceramics Program Staff

Featuring work by Harvard Graduate School of Design Students: 

Saad Boujane, Trent Bullion, Shant Charoian, Danny Clarke, Amelia Gan, George Guida, Sarah Hopper, Dongyun Kim, Annabelle Li, Yang Sun Lim, Elsa Mendoza, Elissa Palmer, Devashree Shah, Wei Wu, Zhenyu Yang, Hye Jun Youn, and Ivan Zhang

Image: Project title: Sono-Textures
Project team: Danny Clarke, Saad Boujane, Yang Sun Lim, Elsa Mendoza

More images of this exhibition on Flickr

Vernal Lifeteapot on stand made by Ruth Easterbrook. Black glaze with blue, pink, and green floral decoration.
Ruth Easterbrook

November 5 - November 23, 2021

Solo exhibition of work by Ruth Easterbrook, 2019-20 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Images from this exhibition

PIVOTgallery view of Pivot

Celebrating the instructors of Ceramics Program online classes, 2020-21

On View August 30 - October 22, 2021

This exhibition celebrates the work of Ceramics Program instructors who rose to the challenge of teaching online classes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In May 2020, a few months after the Ceramics Program paused in-person classes and studio access due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a small group of Ceramics Program instructors agreed to try teaching hands-on visual art classes over Zoom. Our initial four-week experimental term went well and led to many more sessions and iterations of online classes covering a wide variety of techniques and media. For more than a year, the Ceramics Program community stayed connected via these online programs, which drew participants from all over the world. In Fall 2021, the Ceramics Program resumed in-person classes at 224 Western Ave in Allston, and we continue to offer online classes as well.

Instructors featured in this exhibition include:

Deighton Abrams, Geoff Booras, Paul Briggs, Ruth Easterbrook, Ben Eberle, Anne Eder, Marek Jacisin, Kyle Johns, Kathy King, Denny McLaughlin, Steve Murphy, Claudia Olds Goldie, Paul Wisotzky, Stephanie Young

Organization and installation of this exhibit by Kathy King, Darrah Bowden, Deighton Abrams, Pamela Gorgone, Diane Lulek, and the artists.

In Celebration of Peter BerryPeter Berry standing next to a display of his ceramic artworks at the Harvard Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale in December 2019

Virtual Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 5:30pm EST.

Access the recording of the reception

Online Exhibition & Sale Dates: December 4, 2020

Peter Berry, a longtime Harvard Ceramics Program staff member, instructor, mentor, and artist, passed away on March 9, 2020 from an aggressive form of cancer. The Ceramics Program is honored and grateful to be able to offer 35 pieces of Peter Berry’s ceramic work for sale in our first online exhibition. 

Peter’s friends and family have generously sustained Peter’s memory through the Peter Berry Scholarship, which provides access to the Ceramics Program to those in financial need. With generous support from Peter's partner Andy Nash, sales from our online exhibition and sale of Peter’s works will support this scholarship. 

Peter’s community of friends and colleagues extends well beyond the Harvard Ceramics studio: he was a union organizer for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW), an athlete, and a beloved friend to many. Learn more about Peter Berry's life and work.

If you can't take part, you can still help provide pathways for those in need to our program by giving to the Peter Berry Scholarship.

2019 Exhibitions

Passages of Absence - Natalia Arbelaez
Exhibtion Dates: October 5 - November 1, 2019

Devitrified - Colby Charpentier
Exhibition Dates: September 5 - 27, 2019

Mary Roettger
Exhibition Dates: July 11- August 23, 2019

Made Here: Sculpture from the Ceramics Program
Exhibition Dates: May 4 - June 8, 2019
A survey of sculptural works created by students from Ceramics Program courses of all levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, as well as works by Instructors, staff, and Teaching Assistants in the program.

The Endangered Species Project: New England | Julia Galloway
Exhibition Dates: February 4 - April 14, 2019
Potter Julia Galloway worked from each state in New England's official list of species identified as endangered, threatened or extinct. She created a series of 305 covered jars, one urn for each species, illustrating the smallest Agassiz Clam Shrimp to the largest Eastern Elk. https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics/gallery224/endangered-species-project

Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
Exhibition Dates: January 7 - January 26, 2019
This exhibition features ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2018 course, Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication.

2018 Exhibitions

Raise A Glass: A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World
Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 26, 2018
Fourteen internationally recognized contemporary sculptors and vessel makers were invited to seek inspiration in subject matter, form, function and/or culture of origin from ancient vessels featured in the Harvard Art Museums' special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings.

The In-Between - Seth Rainville, 2017-18 Artist-In-Residence
Exhibition Dates: August 27 - September 30, 2018
This exhibition marks the end of Seth Rainville's 2017-18 Artist In Residence year at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Quiescence In Proximity - Stuart Gair, 2017-18 Artist-In-Residence
Exhibition Dates: July 14 - August 12, 2018
This exhibition marks the end of Stuart Gair's 2017-18 Artist In Residence year at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

Screenshot | Adam Chau
Exhibition Dates: May 29 - July 2, 2018
Adam Chau brings craft and technology together by using handmade tools in conjunction with digital technology. 

Show & Sale Exhibition: Resident Artists
Exhibition Dates: May 10-13, 2018
During the 2018 Spring Show and Sale, Gallery 224 featured work by our fifteen Resident Artists, currently in the final year of their 2014-18 Residency.

10th Annual Harvard Student Art Show
Exhibition Dates: March 31 - April 29, 2018
The Harvard Student Art Show is curated, installed, and conceptualized by a board of Harvard undergraduates, and the show welcomes submitted work from all Harvard schools and in all artistic media. 

Hand Code: Makers in Proximity
Exhibition Dates: February 23 - March 24, 2018
Part exhibition, part performance, and 100% an open-ended question, Hand Code provides an opportunity for viewers to observe two modes of object making in clay in real time, and to contribute to a dialogue about the process. Featuring Geoff Booras and Stuart Gair.

Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
Exhibition Dates: January 30 - February 16, 2018
This exhibition features ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2017 course, Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication.

2017 Exhibitions

Selections from the Holiday Show and Sale
December 7 - 10, 2017
During our annual Holiday Show and Sale, a juried selection of works from Exhibiting Artists.

From the Cerebral Dimestore
October 7 - December 1, 2017
Mark Burns, 2016-2018 Artist In Residence
New work in Memento Mori, executed at the Ceramics Program 2016-2017

Show and Tell
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, September 5th - Friday, September 29th, 2017
"Show and Tell" pulls from the personal collections of members of the Ceramics Program community and highlights beloved objects from the mundane, the precious to pure kitsch. Individuals were asked to submit objects from their own collections and describe their object on paper. Exhibited alongside the object, the description tells us about both the object and the place it holds in the owner's home and/or their heart.

(It's) All About the Atmosphere Invitational Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: June 17, 2017 - August 19, 2017
Curated by longtime Ceramics Program instructor and staff member Crystal Ribich, this invitational exhibition celebrates the long tradition of artists coming together in groups large and small to fire their work in salt, soda and/or wood and the friendships forged through this method of working. 

Instructor and Resident Artist Exhibition
May 11 - June 10, 2017
Showcasing the work of the talented artists at the Ceramics Program including our Summer 2017 Instructors, Artist in Residence Mark Burns and Salvador Jiménez Flores as well as our talented Resident Artists.

Trisha Baga in Residence: Ceramics Club
February 13 - 17th, 2017
Public Event: Friday, February 17th 3-6pm at Harvard Ceramics
6-8pm at the
Harvard Ed Portal

Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication
January 17 - February 10, 2017

This exhibition features ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from theHarvard Graduate
School of Design during the Fall 2016 course, Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication.

2016 Exhibitions

Under One Roof: Ceramics Program Resident Artists and Instructors
This exhibition features the work of 12 Instructors for the Ceramics Program Spring 2017 term and 15 current Ceramics Program Resident Artists. This exhibition is also part of this year's Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale happening December 8 - 11, 2016. 

Made in Allston - The Sculptors Workshop
A celebration of ten artists currently working on Franklin Street in north Allston-Brighton. A collaborative exhibition with the Harvard Ed Portal's Crossings Gallery and conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Allston Open Studios! View images from this exhibition here.

Asparagus Vallery Potters Guild 40th Anniversary Exhibition
An exhibition of work by members of The Asparagus Valley Potters Guild of Western Massachusetts in recognition of the Guild’s 40th year. View images from this exhibition here.

Nadie descubrió las Américas | No One Discovered the Americas
Salvador Jiménez-Flores, 2015-2017 Artist In Residence
View images from this exhibition here.

Chemical Addiction: Exemplary Ceramic Surfaces from the Rosenfield Collection
and Polyfunctional | George Bowes
View images from this pair of exhibitions here.

Namhi Wagner - Senior Preceptor to Master Potter at Harvard
For the past 40 years Namhi Kim Wagner has enhanced the rich history of Korean ceramics with her passion, creative energy, and innovative explorations.
View images from this exhibition here.

Ceramic Material Formation - Harvard Graduate School of Design
This exhibition features the work of students from the Harvard Graduate School of Art and Design who have utilized the Ceramics Program as an interactive lab space during the Fall 2015 semester.
View images from this exhibition here.

2015 Exhibitions

INSTRUCT | INSPIRE - Ceramics Program Instructors
View images from this exhibition here.

The Big Door Prize - April Franklin and Kathy King
View images from this exhibition here.

Jessica Brandl - Wishful Thinking | Artist in Residence 2014-2015
View images from this exhibition here.

The Bone Yard
View images from this exhibition here.

M3: Making Material Matter
View images from this exhibition here.

"Life, or Something Like It” – Christopher Adams '94
View images from this exhibition here.

Graduate School of Design Exhibition
View images from this exhibition here.

2014 Exhibitions

Selected Works (featuring sculpture, pottery and more from 2014 Holiday Show and Sale Artists as well as Instructors for the Spring 2015 term.)

ADORNED
Watch "Mary Kenny: From pin-up to pious" by Max McGillivray '16 on the Harvard Arts Blog
View images from this exhibition here.

Home Team
View images from this exhibition here.

CERAMIC TOP 40 | NEW & SELECTED WORKS
To view selected works in the exhibition, please go here, or visit Ferrin Contemporary here.

Resident, Independent Artists and Instructor Exhibition
View images from this exhibition here.

Innovating Ceramics – the future of architectural applications 
View images from this exhibition here.

Gallery 224 Covid-19 Visitor Policy

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is open by appointment. Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm within posted exhibition dates.

  • Effective March 14, 2022, face coverings are optional for all visitors and staff in the gallery, consistent with campus, city, and state guidelines
  • All attendees must attest to their current health status (e.g., no symptoms or recent exposure to others with COVID-19).
  • All policies are subject to change. 

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updated 5/7/22