What leads an artist to work in clay? How does an artist develop their artistic voice and practice in clay? In this series, we’ll learn through conversation with eight multicultural contemporary artists and educators who use clay in ways that are functional, sculptural or performative. Each artist will present their work through images or a brief demo and host Fabio J. Fernández will guide the discussion through a range of topics including access, mentorship, and community.
Schedule of artists
(times are always 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET)
Roberto Lugo, Saturday, March 6
Linda Lopez, Saturday, March 27
Paul Andrew Wandless, Saturday, April 3
Syd Carpenter, Saturday, April 10
Shawanda Corbett, Saturday, April 17
Sanam Emami, Saturday, April 24
Salvador Jiménez Flores, Saturday, May 1
Donté K. Hayes, Saturday, May 8
Registration and general info:
These events will be held live on Zoom and attendees will be able to ask questions, time permitting. Each event will be recorded, and registered participants will have access to the recording for 30 days.
There are two ways to register for events in The Artist’s Studio series: You can register for individual artist events or subscribe to the entire series at a discount with the Series Pass. The Series Pass includes exclusive access to a Google Classroom with all eight event recordings, handouts and resource materials, good through June 8th.
Series Pass Fee: $300 general admission. Free for Harvard College Undergraduate Students
Individual Artist Event Fees: $50 general admission. Free to Harvard College Undergraduate StudentsRegister for individual events
We welcome ceramic classes across the country to participate, limited scholarships are available. Contact Director Kathy King at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fabio J. Fernández is a Boston-based artist, arts advocate, educator, and curator. He is the former Executive Director of the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston where he led the organization through a pivotal time in its long and venerable history. He also served as the Exhibitions Director at the Society and as Associate Curator at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Fernández has planned and executed national exhibitions that presented fresh explorations into the conceptual, technical, and material approaches of contemporary makers. He is an Adjunct Professor at Massachusetts College of Art + Design and serves as a Trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Fernández has been a visiting critic at universities around the world and has served as a juror on numerous grant panels. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.