Visiting Artist Lecture with Michael Eden

Date: 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Dido Monstrance. Michael Eden 2018
Dido Monstrance. Michael Eden 2018

Join us for a lecture on Tuesday, July 31 from 6:30-7:30 pm with UK-based artist Michael Eden.  This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP below to reserve your seat.

Michael Eden is a maker whose work sits at the intersection of craft, design and art, exploring contemporary themes through the redesign of historical, culturally familiar objects utilising digital manufacturing and materials.

An MPhil research project at the Royal College of Art allowed him to explore how his interest in digital technology could be developed and combined with the craft

top: Nautilus II and Coccolith Vase. Michael Eden 2018. bottom: A pair of Caillouté Vases. Michael Eden 2018
top: Nautilus II and Coccolith Vase. Michael Eden 2018. bottom: A pair of Caillouté Vases. Michael Eden 2018
skills that he had acquired during his previous experience as a potter.

Through this he investigates the relationship between hand and digital tools.  He is particularly interested in how the tacit knowledge and sensibility to the 3 dimensional object, developed through extended ceramic practice can affect and influence the approach to the creation of objects using digital technology.

As a member of a unique generation that has bridged the digital divide, he firmly believes that he is able to contrast and compare life before and after the invention of the personal computer. For Eden it is a matter of choice, as life at the beginning of the 21st century has furnished makers with a wider choice of tools, materials and processes with which to realise ideas and concepts. All have their place, the new does not replace the old; the key is to make appropriate use of them.

Having attracted wide media and public attention, his work is exhibited internationally and acquired by a growing number of international Art Galleries. Museums and private collectors.

Represented by Adrian Sassoon, London

www.michael-eden.com

www.adriansassoon.com