Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Please join us in welcoming artist and educator Ellen Schön to the Ceramics Program through this presentation of Ellen's work and influences. Ellen will be working with the program this semester as a Visiting Critic for the "Input/Output" class. Regarding her iconic vessel work, Ellen states, "I have always been interested in the ability of a ceramic vessel to point to something beyond itself, to function as metaphor. Ceramic vessels, physically structured with necks, shoulders, bellies, and feet, can evoke the gesture and anthropomorphized stance of the human body; they also reveal deep aspects of human experience and of the natural world."
Ellen Schön is Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts and Clay Studio Supervisor Lesley University College of Art and Design, where she has taught ceramics and 3-D courses since 2002. Schön received a BA from Marlboro College (Ceramics and Perceptual Psychology) and an MFA in Ceramics from Boston University’s Program in Artisanry. She has exhibited in numerous shows in the United States and is a past recipient of The Artist Foundation Fellowship from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. Schön has organized and co-curated interdisciplinary, thematic group exhibitions in non-profit venues in the Boston area and abroad. Schön’s interest in international artist collaboration and exchange has led her to travel extensively in Europe, participating in international artist symposia/residencies in Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Turkey, Israel, Germany, and Malaysia. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of fine Arts, Boston and the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. To view her website, click here.
This event is free and open to both the Harvard and general community. Seats are limited so please RSVP below or email Kathy King, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.