Visiting Artist Workshop with Darcy Badiali


Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard Darcy Badiali

Join us for a one-day workshop and demonstration by California-based artist Darcy Badiali while in Boston exhibiting with Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA. Badiali will demonstrate his process for throwing large-scale forms on the wheel and provide a slide lecture on his work. Badiali makes works that are inspired by nature such as evident in his large white vessels which resemble egg shells. He is inspired by his environment but also intertwined with the materials at hand and at the wheel. There will be a pot-luck lunch during the workshop.

This event is free to registered Ceramics Program students, Harvard Undergraduate and Graduate students. For all others, $25.00 registration fee. To register, email Kathy King, Director of Education at or fill in the form here and send in (even if you don't need to pay so that we can hold your spot!)

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Darcy Badiali - SOLO
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:00 - 5:00pm
Lacoste Gallery
25 Main Street, Concord, MA
For more information, visit their website.

Artist Biography

Darcy Badiali was born in Fresno, California. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.  During his tenure at Kansas City Art Institute he served as a studio assistant to Ken Ferguson. Badiali received his Masters of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona where he worked with Kurt Weiser. 

Darcy Badiali currently has a ceramics studio and home located on the central coast of California.  He finds his environment and surroundings an inspiration in which he is able to create his work. “My art is about finding beauty in the process, in the materials and in the completed piece. I am interested in understanding the place of ceramics in not only the art world but the larger world as a whole. Clay is my primary medium, and my work consists predominantly of wheel thrown stoneware vessels.  Though the forms have their origin in function, the scale lends itself to sculptural issues of space. The passion that I have for the potter’s wheel provides a visceral approach to creating my work. Forms that I reference are reminiscent of plants, stones, coral and other objects found in nature.  The surfaces range from elephant skin, to craters to egg shells.”

Badiali’s work has been shown throughout the United States and can be found in the permanent collections of Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for the Arts, Alta Loma, CA, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Los Angeles, CA, Kathryn H. Herberger Museum, Tempe, AZ, Daum Museum of Art, Sedalia, MO, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, and in Shigaraki, Japan in the Shiro Otani Collection.

In addition, his works have been published in magazines, newspapers and books including: The Kansas City Star, “House & Home” February 27, 2013, Luxe Interiors & Design, Arizona Fall 2012, 30 Ceramic Sculptors 2010, Mid American Visual Art Publication- September 2010, July 2010, January 2009,December, 2008 Metropolitan Home Glamour, “Making it Modern”Montecito Journal, February 2007 Santa Barbara News Press, March 2007,30 Ceramic Sculptors, 2006Herberger College of Fine Arts, Fall 2006 The Pacific Northwest Inlander, October 2003 Phoenix Home & Garden, November 2001.

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