Upcoming Events

by SP Staff
Apr 19, 2018

Mark your calendar! Here are some upcoming events (April-May, 2018) in New England and beyond:

FRIDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 20 – 22

Craft Boston Spring at Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, MA

Craft Boston Spring is a selective display of ninety artists presented in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. A charming 19th-century brick building, the Cyclorama provides an intimate showing and shopping experience. CraftBoston Spring features one-of-a-kind craft of the hightest caliber. Spend the day looking at and learning about contemporary craft, meet the artists, and take home something fabulous! societyofcrafts.org

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 3 – 6 PM

Opening Reception for Jeff Shapiro: Departures from Japan at Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

This exhibition focuses on recent works produced with new ways of glazing and firing marking a departure from traditional Japanese techniques. For some of the works, the artist challenges himself “to use new loading, glazing, and firing techniques, sometimes partially burying works in rubble from ash pits or other combustible materials.” Also included are new sculptures made from deconstructed forms for the table and wall. Lacoste Gallery. lacostegallery.com

 

FRIDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 4 – 6

Worcester Pottery Invitational at Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational is a nationally recognized, three-day exhibit that brings pottery to the people. Juried by guest curators who represent new and exciting ideas in production pottery, the Invitational provides an opportunity for everyone from pottery aficionados to the casually interested to meet twenty American ceramic artists, who will be present in the gallery alongside their work. worcester.edu

 

MAY 5 – JUNE 3

The State of Clay 10th Biennial Show at Parsons Gallery in Lexington, MA

State of Clay Exhibition is on view May 5th – June 3rdStudio Potter will sponsor an artistic merit award; awardee will receive a one-year subscription to the journal.  Coverage of this Exhibition and its history is slated for the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of the journal. stateofclay.com

 

THROUGH MAY 6

Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

CAFAM‘s first clay biennial focuses on artistic practices that are currently expanding the conceptual, aesthetic, and sociopolitical potential of the ceramic object. Melting Point presents works from both emerging and established artists that push traditional processes of working with clay and question pre-conceived definitions of the ceramic object. Works in the exhibition include sculptural objects, site-specific installations, and performative works. Included in this exhibition is work by Stanton Hunter, author of the article "Anonymity and a Secret Afterlife" (Vol. 42 no. 2). cafam.org
 
 

MAY 10-13, 2018

Join Harvard Ceramics Program in its state-of-the-art studio & Gallery 224 for our annual Spring Show and Sale of extraordinary ceramic work by more than seventy artists. For more information, contact: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, 617-495-8680; Shawn Panepinto, panepint@fas.harvard.edu

 

MAY 18, live online at 10 a.m., central time

CLAYAKAR Annual Yunomi Show & Studio Potter Fundraiser

Clay Akar’s annual Yunomi show will feature five Yunomi by 200 artists for sale online. To see a preview of some of the yunomi that will support Studio Potter, click hereclayakar.com

 

APRIL POTTERY TOURS  

 

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, April 28-29: asparagusvalleypotterytrail.com

Lincoln Clay Tour, April 27-28: facebook.com/LincolnClayTour/

May is packed full of pottery tours, including the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, which is featured in our current issue by author Lily Fein. Go to studiopotter.org/2018-pottery-tours to view our full listing of 2018 pottery tours around North America! 

Helpful hint: use your web browser to find all the May events in this listing by using the keyboard shortcut command+f, then type in "May" and hit enter/return.

 

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