Artist In Residence Talks - Fall 2021

The Ceramics Program community is learning from three Artists In Residence who are making work and teaching in our studio this year. Join us via Zoom to get to know these artists and their work in these free virtual talks in October.

sculpture by Deighton AbramsDeighton Abrams

Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:30-6:30pm ET on Zoom
Deighton is a ceramic sculptor and educator. He completed his MFA in Studio Ceramics at Clemson University and his undergraduate studies at Armstrong University in Savannah, Georgia.  He was raised primarily in Alaska but has lived an equal amount of time in Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina. He has shown work both nationally and internationally. He has also completed a Residency at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise in Star, North Carolina and conducted a co-lecture, Seeking Ethical Craft, at the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. 

Register for Deighton Abrams 10/14

work by Andrew CastañedaAndrew Castañeda

Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:30pm to 6:30pm ET on Zoom
Andrew grew up surfing and skateboarding in sunny southern California. While he fully embraces the spontaneity of life as an artist, he is also a true Virgo and works hard to move forward, always. Andrew has work in two private collections: The American Museum of Ceramic Arts at Pomona, CA and the Kansas City Art Institute Teaching Collection. Andrew earned his BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, and then his MFA from Penn State University, where he is currently an instructor of ceramic art. 

Register for Andrew Castañeda 10/21

artist Shea Burke with their coil vesselsShea Burke

Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:30-630 pm ET on Zoom
Shea is a ceramic artist from Rochester New York. Their work employs the ceramic vessel as a container for thoughts and histories around their Black biracial ancestry. Shea dreams of their role as a future ancestor themself. Shea received their BFA from Alfred University in 2017 and an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. They were the recipient of a Zenobia Award for a residency at Watershed Ceramics in 2018.

Register for Shea Burke 10/28

Learn more about the Artist In Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.