Exhibition | Hand Code: Makers in Proximity


Friday, February 23, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, March 24, 2018 (All day)


Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Gallery 224 at the Harvard Ceramics Program PresentsImage of hands forming a clay pot and a 3D printer nozzle extruding clay

HAND CODE: Makers in Proximity

Exhibition Dates: February 23 – March 24
Closing Reception & Panel Discussion:  Saturday March 24, 3-6pm -

Location: Gallery 224 at Harvard Ceramics Program
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

Gallery Hours: 9am - 8pm, Monday - Friday

Two makers, one room, one material. One is spinning pots on an electric potter’s wheel. Another is creating digital designs, sending them to a 3D printer and tending to that machine’s manners of extruding. They are both working in clay. What forms do they produce? What do these very different approaches to creating look like in contrast to one another? What does a 3D Printer look like? How does a potter work in our current time? What can be learned from seeing these two makers in proximity to one another?

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.

Meet the makers:

Stuart Gair, Artist In Residence and Instructor, Harvard Ceramics Program

Geoff Booras, Instructional Ceramic Studio Technician, Harvard Ceramics Program


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See also: Ceramics

For updates on specific participation times, please check our website:

https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/handcodeLeft to right: Stuart Gair making an oval vase; Geoff Booras with 3D Printer