Visiting Artist Workshop with Cristina Córdova


Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00am to 5:00pm


Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Join us for a day of demonstration with internationally acclaimed sculptor Cristina Córdova. Córdova, who was recently named a 2015 United States Artists Fellow through the American Craft Council, will lead us into a deeper technical and intuitive understanding of achieving the human form in clay. A variety of skills for creating expressive figure sculpture will be demonstrated as well as detailing techniques for achieving clarity and interest in different figurative formats. Participants will also gain insight into the potential of gestures and positions to generate context and depth within the figure narrative.  There will be a public lecture from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the conclusion of the workshop held next door at the Harvard Ed Portal.

This workshop is free to Harvard students. The fee for this one-day workshop is $80.00 for those not enrolled in a course, $40.00 for those enrolled in a course. To register, download our registration form here or email Shawn Panepinto at Questions? Email Kathy King at

Cristina's work is represented locally by:

Ferrin Contemporary
For more information, contact
Leslie Ferrin, Director

Artist Biography:

Cristina Córdova received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez and continued to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2002 she entered a three year artists residency program at Penland School of Crafts where she later served in the board of trustees from 2006 to 2010. Recognitions include a 2015 USA Artist Fellowship, an American Crafts Council Emerging Artist Grant, a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, a Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant and several International Association of Art Critics Awards.

Cristina has taught at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Mudfire (GA) ,Odyssey Center for Ceramics (NC) and Anderson Ranch (CO) ,among others. In 2011 she founded TravelArte (, an ongoing platform that provides educational experiences  within the ceramics medium while immersing students in the creative culture of a particular geographical setting. 

Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington , D.C.), the Fuller Craft Museum, (MA), the Mint Museum of Craft and Design (NC), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico ( PR), the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (PR), and the Joseph-Schein Museum in NY.

She currently lives and works in Penland, NC.

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