Visiting Artist Workshop with Phoebe Cummings


Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Phoebe Cummings
Antediluvian Swag, Phoebe Cummings, 2016. clay, wire, steel. New Art Centre.
During this workshop you will work with artist Phoebe Cummings from the UK to explore the potential of sprig molding and hand building techniques.  Two-dimensional designs will be used as a starting point to create simple press molds, from which you will construct and adapt into more elaborate three-dimensional forms.  This class will consider relationships between historic design and contemporary sculpture.  An artist talk will be held at lunch time.

To register, download our registration form below or email Shawn Panepinto at

Questions? Email Kathy King at

The cost for this workshop: Free for Harvard Undergraduates and Graduate Students; $25.00 for adults enrolled in a course; $50.00 for adults not enrolled in a course. Lunch will be potluck for those who wish to bring a dish to share. 

Artist Bio Phoebe Cummings

B. 1981 

Phoebe Cummings studied Three-Dimensional Crafts at the University of Brighton, before completing an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2005. She has undertaken a number of artist residencies, in the UK, USA and Greenland, including a three-month Arts/Industry residency at the Kohler Co. factory, Wisconsin (2008) and six months as ceramics artist-in-residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2010).  Cummings was the winner of the British Ceramics Biennial Award in 2011 and exhibitions have included a commission for the Museum of Arts & Design, New York and a solo show at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu.  She was awarded the second ceramics fellowship at Camden Arts Centre 2012 and is shortlisted for the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017.  She is currently Research Associate at the Ceramics Research Centre UK – University of Westminster.   


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